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Amanda Palmer Reads “Humanity I Love You” by E.E. Cummings
Amanda Palmer Reads “Humanity I Love You” by E.E. Cummings

A timeless ode to the human spirit and the courage of “making poems in the lap of death.”

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Wait: Galway Kinnell’s Beautiful and Life-Giving Poem for a Young Friend Contemplating Suicide
Wait: Galway Kinnell’s Beautiful and Life-Giving Poem for a Young Friend Contemplating Suicide

“Be there to hear … the flute of your whole existence…”

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Poetry and the Creative Mind: Bill T. Jones’s Electrifying Reading of Four Beloved Poems
Poetry and the Creative Mind: Bill T. Jones’s Electrifying Reading of Four Beloved Poems

A scintillating spoken love letter to the power of the written word.

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Allen Ginsberg on the Tyranny of the Closet, Coming Out to His Loved Ones, and How Buddhist Meditation Helped Him Stop Seeking Approval
Allen Ginsberg on the Tyranny of the Closet, Coming Out to His Loved Ones, and How Buddhist Meditation Helped Him Stop Seeking Approval

“Wanting approval … is a kind of aggression.”

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Alison Bechdel on Writing, Therapy, Self-Doubt, and How the Messiness of Life Feeds the Creative Conscience
Alison Bechdel on Writing, Therapy, Self-Doubt, and How the Messiness of Life Feeds the Creative Conscience

“It’s by writing… by stepping back a bit from the real thing to look at it, that we are most present.”

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Sylvia Plath Reads “Spinster” in a Rare BBC Recording
Sylvia Plath Reads “Spinster” in a Rare BBC Recording

A subversive lamentation of how our compulsion for control empties life of love.

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