Marilynne Robinson on “the dance with language”

Author Marilynne Robinson is a true lover of words. In a recent New York Times Book Review essay, she divulged her love of the essentials of words, particularly in Emily Dickinson -- a poet of "parsimoniousness". As Robinson admits, with writing, she is drawn to that movement toward essentials, away from all secondary definitions, all … Continue reading Marilynne Robinson on “the dance with language”

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Letter from a daughter, written 1725

Part of my day job involves combing through archives for digital cataloging and I don't often stumble upon many handwritten documents, but every blue moon or so, I do. That is why I'm excited to be sharing this letter preserved from 1725. The letter is written by the early American poet Jane Colman Turell (1708-1735) … Continue reading Letter from a daughter, written 1725