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The Puzzle We Call Being: Walt Whitman on Listening to the Song of Existence, Animated
The Puzzle We Call Being: Walt Whitman on Listening to the Song of Existence, Animated

“Now I will do nothing but listen, / To accrue what I hear into this song…”

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Elizabeth Gilbert Reads “The Early Hours” by Adam Zagajewski
Elizabeth Gilbert Reads “The Early Hours” by Adam Zagajewski

An ode to the unsuspected gifts from the muse of sluggishness.

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Walt Whitman on Creativity
Walt Whitman on Creativity

Wisdom “for strong artists and leaders—for fresh broods of teachers… and coming musicians.”

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Wordsworth on Genius and the Creative Responsibility of Elevating Taste
Wordsworth on Genius and the Creative Responsibility of Elevating Taste

“To create taste is to call forth and bestow power, of which knowledge is the effect; and there lies the true difficulty.”

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We Grow Accustomed to the Dark: Emily Dickinson’s Stunning Ode to Resilience, Animated
We Grow Accustomed to the Dark: Emily Dickinson’s Stunning Ode to Resilience, Animated

A timeless serenade to finding light amid the “Evenings of the Brain.”

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What We Imagine Knowledge to Be: James Gleick Reads Elizabeth Bishop
What We Imagine Knowledge to Be: James Gleick Reads Elizabeth Bishop

“If you tasted it, it would first taste bitter, then briny, then surely burn your tongue. It is like what we imagine knowledge to be: dark, salt, clear, moving, utterly free, drawn from the cold hard mouth of the world…”

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