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The Science of Why February 29 Exists and Poet Jane Hirshfield’s Ode to the Leap Day
The Science of Why February 29 Exists and Poet Jane Hirshfield’s Ode to the Leap Day

“…the made calendar stumbling over the real as a drunk trips over a threshold too low to see.”

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Why We Read: Polish Poet and Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska on What Books Do for the Human Spirit
Why We Read: Polish Poet and Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska on What Books Do for the Human Spirit

“Homo Ludens with a book is free… free — and no other hobby can promise this — to eavesdrop on Montaigne’s arguments or take a quick dip in the Mesozoic.”

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Lou Andreas-Salomé, the World’s First Female Psychoanalyst, on Creativity and the Relationship Between the Mind and the Body, in Letters to Rilke
Lou Andreas-Salomé, the World’s First Female Psychoanalyst, on Creativity and the Relationship Between the Mind and the Body, in Letters to Rilke

“All art begins [as] a calling forth of life in its still concealed mysteriousness.”

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Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Exquisite Polyamorous Love Letters from the 1920s
Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Exquisite Polyamorous Love Letters from the 1920s

“Surely, one must be either undiscerning, or frightened, to love only one person, when the world is so full of gracious and noble spirits.”

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Weathering: Poet Fleur Adcock’s Sublime Eulogy for Growing Older
Weathering: Poet Fleur Adcock’s Sublime Eulogy for Growing Older

An ode to the art of growing indifferent to mirrors and to what your soul may wear over its complexion.

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Elizabeth Bishop on Why Everyone Should Experience at Least One Prolonged Period of Solitude in Life
Elizabeth Bishop on Why Everyone Should Experience at Least One Prolonged Period of Solitude in Life

Wisdom on the rhythms of creativity from a lighthouse daydream.

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