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nat raum on Photography and Interdisciplinary Transformation of the Self / Nan Goldin is familiar with photographing the things you want to keep. An influence of mine in many ways, she once talked about how one must only look at what a person photographs to see what they fear losing.
Christyn Refuerzo on Workshops and First Publications / 'For me, I thought writing could just be a hobby, even though deep down, I knew that it was something I wanted to do for the rest of my little life. But how could I? I barely even thought of myself as a writer—never gave myself the title.'
Grace Safford / Instead of holding her tongue, Mary Oliver allows herself to just open her mouth and say what we are all thinking: “That is beautiful.” She captures awe by being awed.
Angelina Yeung / To truly capture identity, which is so complex and different to every person, the abstract is a necessity to allow language to shift and evolve.
Daniel Liu / It's dangerous for everyone, when people become only the exotic food they eat... Something distinct for the point of being distinct
Flora Soper / Poetry fits into this realm of inhabitable spaces without providing solid evidence that such a space exists. It uses language to build pyramids, to pry bricks out of letters and redefine them, shifting words to reconfigure a unique shape
Kai Van Ginkel / A deep-dive into the various historical Cinderellas, her transformation, and why she's withstood the test of time
Angelina Yeung / In the same way I find myself overjoyed to know so many excellent writers, I still struggle to call myself one.
Grace Safford — In her narratives, Woolf not only breathes life into semicolons and colons and em dashes—she speaks punctuation into a creative language.
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