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Adrienne Rich on Love, Loss, Public vs. Private Happiness, and the Creative Process
Adrienne Rich on Love, Loss, Public vs. Private Happiness, and the Creative Process

“No one’s fated or doomed to love anyone. The accidents happen.”

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John Keats’s Porridge: The Favorite Recipes of Beloved Poets
John Keats’s Porridge: The Favorite Recipes of Beloved Poets

What simple dishes reveal about the complexities of poetry as a creative act of constant transformation.

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Sylvia Plath Reads “A Birthday Present”: A Rare 1962 Recording
Sylvia Plath Reads “A Birthday Present”: A Rare 1962 Recording

“I do not want much of a present, anyway, this year. / After all I am alive only by accident.”

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Adrienne Rich’s 1968 Poem “Gabriel” Read by Tom O’Bedlam
Adrienne Rich’s 1968 Poem “Gabriel” Read by Tom O’Bedlam

“I get your message Gabriel / just will you stay looking / straight at me / awhile longer”

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A Short Poem from Kurt Vonnegut
A Short Poem from Kurt Vonnegut

“And what, and what / Do the two think of?”

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So You Want To Be a Writer: Bukowski Debunks the “Tortured Genius” Myth of Creativity
So You Want To Be a Writer: Bukowski Debunks the “Tortured Genius” Myth of Creativity

“unless it comes unasked out of your heart and your mind and your mouth and your gut, don’t do it.”

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