by Carol Ann Duffy

Some days, although we cannot pray, a prayer
utters itself. So, a woman will lift
her head from the sieve of her hands and stare
at the minims sung by a tree, a sudden gift.
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Donald Hall interview with NPR on his new book Essays After Eighty.

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Winter Writer's Conference 2015

Atlantic Center for the Arts
Jan 4-10, 2015

Carolyn Forche, Poetry

Nick Flynn, Memoir

Benjamin Percy, Fiction

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