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when i say save the nation remember that america was born in cardiac arrest
“When I say ‘save the nation,’ remember that America was born in cardiac arrest.” https://t.co/ysytUqXQCg
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im using the first person singular and trying to make that the first person plural so that anybody can read th
“I’m using the first-person singular and trying to make that the first-person plural, so that anybody can read the work and say, Hmm, that’s the truth, yes, uh-huh, and live in the work.” —Maya Angelou https://t.co/dLQTxf916i
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for the moment its enough for me just to be there as much as i canto witness to lament to offer a model of non
“For the moment it’s enough for me just to be there as much as I can—to witness, to lament, to offer a model of noncomplicity, to pitch in. The duties of a human being, one who believes in right action, not of a writer.” —Susan Sontag https://t.co/myo9aVN4Jz
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a poet of many languages and cultures an activist for nuclear containment a protester of loyalty oaths in the
“A poet of many languages and cultures, an activist for nuclear containment, a protester of loyalty oaths in the seventies, W. S. Merwin was a characteristic American.” https://t.co/9OUaLt8kPW
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the name isak means laughter i often think that what we most need now is a great humorist isak dinesen
“The name Isak means ‘laughter.’ I often think that what we most need now is a great humorist.” —Isak Dinesen https://t.co/9auuWUiPpp
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rather irritatingly somebody will say oh im sure youre going to write a short story about this it always seems
“Rather irritatingly, somebody will say, Oh, I’m sure you’re going to write a short story about this. It always seems to me, though, that an experience has to steep for years before suddenly I realize that yes, it’s a short story.” —Penelope Lively https://t.co/7vdCGuMfF4
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we have enough terrible poetry around without encouraging more of it donald hall
“We have enough terrible poetry around without encouraging more of it.” —Donald Hall https://t.co/EhLelGoaLU
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thats the trouble with trying to pin down patricia lockwoods work with comparisons because her work is not lik
“That’s the trouble with trying to pin down Patricia Lockwood’s work with comparisons, because her work is not like anything else, and so people keep trying to stick precedents to her, and instead miss the point.” https://t.co/UAySMjgx4o
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i dont like borders i like edges but not borders i cant be a nationalist i cant be a nationalist by dint of th
“I don’t like borders. I like edges, but not borders. I can’t be a nationalist. I can’t be a nationalist by dint of the foul history of nationalisms. And I don’t believe in a separate anything.” —Ali Smith https://t.co/2gPQ9vEQ5U
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part of growing up is realizing our parents were extremely flawed human beings recognizing the same in a natio
“Part of growing up is realizing our parents were extremely flawed human beings. Recognizing the same in a nation is called being a citizen.” https://t.co/ysytUqXQCg

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i want to believe that the younger generation appreciates the beauty in the chaos and blur of translation that
“I want to believe that the younger generation appreciates the beauty in the chaos and blur of translation, that they delight in extracting meaning from sounds that were perhaps once simply melted into the melody,” writes @EmilyYoon on poetry and #BTS. https://t.co/XhNYgnj7Ze
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is the foreignness of language in fact part of the attraction issue 227 contributor writes about k pop languag
“Is the foreignness of language in fact part of the attraction?” Issue 227 contributor @EmilyYoon writes about K-pop, language, @BTS_twt, poetry, and tenderness: https://t.co/XhNYgnAJnO
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zora neale hurston passed away on this day fifty eight years ago read about when alice walker flew down to flo
Zora Neale Hurston passed away on this day fifty-eight years ago. Read about when Alice Walker flew down to Florida and bought a headstone for Hurston’s unmarked grave: https://t.co/MDOTCkbcXP
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i saw that women dont have to write about what men write about or write what men think they want to read i saw
“I saw that women don’t have to write about what men write about, or write what men think they want to read. I saw that women have whole areas of experience men don’t have—and that they’re worth writing and reading about.” —Ursula K. Le Guin https://t.co/ttCy8sr0bL
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rest in peace philip roth there has to be some pleasure in this job and thats it to go around in disguise to a
Rest in peace, Philip Roth. “There has to be some pleasure in this job, and that’s it. To go around in disguise. To act a character. To pass oneself off as what one is not. To pretend. The sly and cunning masquerade.” https://t.co/yQo6w0SrSH
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rip sam shepard the most authentic endings are the ones which are already revolving towards another beginning
RIP Sam Shepard. “The most authentic endings are the ones which are already revolving towards another beginning.” https://t.co/g8Cs5A5THr
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but when people say did you always want to be a writer i have to say no i always was a writer rest in peace ur
“But when people say, Did you always want to be a writer?, I have to say no! I always was a writer.” Rest in peace, Ursula K. Le Guin. https://t.co/ttCy8sr0bL
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loneliness is what the internet and social media claim to alleviate though they often have the opposite effect
“Loneliness is what the internet and social media claim to alleviate, though they often have the opposite effect.” https://t.co/YU6S2P7eLd
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and did you feel it in your heart how it pertained to everything and have you too finally figured out what bea
“And did you feel it, in your heart, how it pertained to everything?
And have you too finally figured out what beauty is for?
And have you changed your life?”

—From Mary Oliver‘s “The Swan,” Issue 124, Fall 1992: https://t.co/RVqndEyZZY
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robert frost was born on this day in 1874 on a word for word basis the road not taken may be the most popular
Robert Frost was born on this day in 1874. On a word-for-word basis, “The Road Not Taken” may be the most popular piece of literature ever written by an American. And almost everyone gets it wrong. https://t.co/LTzV5kLbIR
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