"What I like about writing is its incision, the fact that language is operating at its fullest. Words and poems exist on multiple levels. Poetry is a way of feeling deeply without being threatened."

— Mark Strand

The former poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner has given up poetry and turned to making art... (read more)


"With our scurrying minds
and our lidless will
and our lank, floppy bodies
and our galloping yens
and our deep, cosmic loneliness
and our starboard hearts
where love careens,
we are listening,
the small bipeds
with the giant dreams."

— Diane Ackerman, from "We Are Listening" in Jaguar of Sweet Laughter (via whiskey river)

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