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Chinoiserie

by Holly Wren Spaulding

Winner of the 2011 Sawtooth Poetry Prize, selected by Paul Hoover, Karen Rigby’s debut collection simmers with disquiet and the cosmopolitan smarts of one who may be so self-sufficient in the hard world that she can write, “I... Read More

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Glow

by Holly Wren Spaulding

Many writers refer to some kind of relationship with a muse or “channel”—a source of inspiration or even a voice—as in Rainer Maria Rilke’s famous Duino Elegies, which he claims were spoken to him while he wrote, as if in a... Read More

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The Nature Principle

by Holly Wren Spaulding

In his latest book, journalist Richard Luov outlines the ways adults are also at risk for “nature-deficit disorder,” a condition he described at length in the national bestseller Last Child in the Woods. Because our over-busy and... Read More

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The Waiting Room Reader

by Holly Wren Spaulding

Waiting rooms everywhere tend to have certain things in common: insipid music, unimaginative decorating, and a dearth of quality reading material to occupy the bored, anxious, or ill people who pass their time in such places. It’s not... Read More

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Betting the Earth

by Holly Wren Spaulding

According to environmental law professor John Charles Kunich, uncertainty and “the unknown” are at the heart of the human tendency toward inaction in the face of looming environmental crises. In "Betting the Earth", he examines the... Read More

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