Critical Read has a new look.
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Joshua Sabatini on the universal power of art and, well, going for it.
Winshen Liu on taking the time to pause. "And in taking the time to pause, to really see, I am gifted with hearing their voices shout the joy and…
Eduardo Barreto on artistic connections and mourning. "All I can say is that I walked out of the room that day with my hand in my pocket and the…
by E.R. Zarevich. Best known for her novel 'Nightwood,' Djuna Barnes is regarded by the LGBTQ community as a writer who dared.
Joe Koch on late style and staying present with impermanence.
Dian Parker on the timelessness of Jean Giono. "Sharing these fraught times with Jean Giono’s wisdom and genius buoys me."
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Alexander Sapien on Walt Whitman and staying true to one's self.
Felix Farwick on Georgia O'Keeffe and shared loneliness. "One might think these drifting creatures doomed and there is no point in denying a pervading…
Toella Pliakas on finding commonality in unlikely creatures. "Propelled forward by instinct, it blankly knows what it wants- what it needs rather- and…
by John McMahon. The Romantic Realist, little remembered today, had a unique approach to watercolor landscape painting.
E.R. Zarevich. Posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1926, Amy Lowell was a self-educated poet who favored Imagism and rejected "safe…
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