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The Little-Known Visual Art of E.E. Cummings
The Little-Known Visual Art of E.E. Cummings

“Why do you paint? For exactly the same reason I breathe.”

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Having It Out with Melancholy: Amanda Palmer Reads Jane Kenyon’s Stunning Poem About Life With and After Depression
Having It Out with Melancholy: Amanda Palmer Reads Jane Kenyon’s Stunning Poem About Life With and After Depression

“What hurt me so terribly all my life until this moment?”

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning on the Dangerous Myth of the Suffering Artist and What Makes Life Worth Living
Elizabeth Barrett Browning on the Dangerous Myth of the Suffering Artist and What Makes Life Worth Living

A beautiful clarion call for making creative work “the filling joy of your life” no matter how difficult the cards you’ve been dealt.

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Poetry and the Revolution of Being: Jane Hirshfield on How Great Art Transforms Us
Poetry and the Revolution of Being: Jane Hirshfield on How Great Art Transforms Us

“Why ask art into a life at all, if not to be transformed and enlarged by its presence and mysterious means?… And by changing selves, one by one, art changes also the outer world that selves create and share.”

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The Courage to Be Yourself: E.E. Cummings on Art, Life, and Being Unafraid to Feel
The Courage to Be Yourself: E.E. Cummings on Art, Life, and Being Unafraid to Feel

“To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight.”

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How to Break Up Like a Poet: Edna St. Vincent Millay and the Art of the Kind, Clean Break
How to Break Up Like a Poet: Edna St. Vincent Millay and the Art of the Kind, Clean Break

“I am most faithless when I most am true.”

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