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I wish I could run an experiment where everyone in the country is required to start each day by reading a Ross Gay poem. Give it, say, a year, and see how we become better to each other and ourselves.

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I heard Mary Jo Bang discussing her translations of Inferno and Purgatorio on the New Yorker Poetry podcast.
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Pär Lagerkvist
“Nothing is more foreign than the world of one's childhood when one has truly left it.”
Pär Lagerkvist, The Sibyl

John Muir
“Another glorious day, the air as delicious to the lungs as nectar to the tongue.”
John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra

“The waste of intelligence. A community that finds it natural to suffocate with the care of home and children so many women’s intellectual energies is its own enemy and doesn’t realize it.” I waited in silence”
Elena Ferrante, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

“You really work in those conditions?”

She, irritated by the contact, pulled her arm away, protesting: “And how do you work, the two of you, how do you work?”

They didn’t answer. They worked hard, that was obvious. And at least Enzo in front of him, in the factory, women worn out by the work, by humiliations, by domestic obligations no less than Lila was. Yet now they were both angry because of the conditions _she_ worked in; they couldn’t tolerate it. You had to hide everything from men. They preferred not to know, they preferred to pretend that what happened at the hands of the boss miraculously didn’t happen to the women important to them and that—this was the idea they had grown up with—they had to protect her even at the risk of being killed. In the face of that silence Lila got even angrier. "Fuck off," she said, "you and the working class.”
Elena Ferrante, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay

Jonathan Safran Foer
“Whether we change our lives or do nothing, we have responded. To do nothing is to do something.”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals

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