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Stacy Horn

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I've just finished up my sixth non-fiction book. It's about Blackwell’s Island, now called Roosevelt Island. In the 19th century, management of New York City’s poor, insane, and lawless were thrown together and warehoused on the same narrow, two-mile-long island in the East River. It didn’t go well.(Algonquin Books, 2018).

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Stacy Horn This is easy. I write non-fiction, so what I do is 1: spend some time thinking about what are the most interesting things in the world to me at…moreThis is easy. I write non-fiction, so what I do is 1: spend some time thinking about what are the most interesting things in the world to me at present, 2: pick one, 3: write a proposal that hopefully conveys what is so interesting about the subject I selected, and if all goes well, 4: write a book about it.

The pleasure of spending a couple of years immersed in a subject you were dying to learn about can't be exaggerated.

The bad part: when you are in-between books and there is no guarantee that you will get to write another. (Where I am now!)(less)
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I was so nervous before my talk at the Merchant’s House Museum Garden on Thursday, but it was delightful. Margaret Halsey Gardiner, the executive director of the Museum, couldn’t have been more welcoming, as was Tim Ranney, who invited me. Then afterwards I joined the group tour of the museum.


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“I tried to catch the eye of everyone around me who wasn’t a soprano I. I get it. First sopranos don’t feel this. You hear it, but you don’t feel it. You don’t know that those lowly peasants making a nice vocal cushion for you to step on had parts that were every bit as rapturous as yours”
Stacy Horn, Imperfect Harmony: Singing Through Life's Sharps and Flats

“Music will enable you to see past facts to the very essence of things in a way which science cannot do. The arts are the means by which we can look through the magic casements and see what lies beyond.”
Stacy Horn, Imperfect Harmony: Finding Happiness Singing with Others

“Then, only a minute later, my mood & my world changed. I hit my first correct soprano 2 note. I don’t even know where it came from, but I got it right. It was a D. The soprano 1 to my right was singing the B flat above me. I love that glorious high B flat & I should have been apoplectic with envy about not getting to sing it myself, but instead I was pinned to that D, vibrating with a wondrous musical rapport I’d never felt before. I was feeling harmony. Not just singing it, but physically feeling it. It was a rush. You don’t experience this when you’re singing the melody. I was completely in the power of the sound we were making together & I just stood there, afraid to move, thinking, Don’t end, don’t end, don’t end.”
Stacy Horn, Imperfect Harmony: Finding Happiness Singing with Others

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Howard Well, whether it did or not, I couldn't stand the idea of people saying it did and saying "SEE!"


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Stacy Ha! (What would you put? I'd put December 27, 2060. Or do you think this would work like a jinx?)


Howard Creepy, but I was sort of tempted to fill it out.


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