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Regina Spektor Reads “The Everyday Enchantment of Music” by Mark Strand
Regina Spektor Reads “The Everyday Enchantment of Music” by Mark Strand

“A rough sound was polished until it became a smoother sound, which was polished until it became music.”

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“Humans of New York” Creator Brandon Stanton Reads John Updike’s Playful and Profound Ode to the Neutrino
“Humans of New York” Creator Brandon Stanton Reads John Updike’s Playful and Profound Ode to the Neutrino

A celebration of the imperceptible that governs the universe on the most fundamental level.

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The Constitution of the Inner Country: Leonard Cohen on Words and the Poetry of Inhabiting Your Presence in Language
The Constitution of the Inner Country: Leonard Cohen on Words and the Poetry of Inhabiting Your Presence in Language

“The poem is nothing but information. It is the Constitution of the inner country.”

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Iron & Wine & Geometry: Musician Sam Beam Reads Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Sonnet Celebrating Euclid
Iron & Wine & Geometry: Musician Sam Beam Reads Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Sonnet Celebrating Euclid

“Euclid alone has looked on Beauty bare.”

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning on Happiness as a Moral Obligation
Elizabeth Barrett Browning on Happiness as a Moral Obligation

“It is well to fly towards the light, even where there may be some fluttering and bruising of wings against the windowpanes, is it not?”

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A Burst of Light: Audre Lorde on Turning Fear Into Fire
A Burst of Light: Audre Lorde on Turning Fear Into Fire

“I am listening to what fear teaches. I will never be gone. I am a scar, a report from the frontlines, a talisman, a resurrection. A rough place on the chin of complacency.”

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