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Slider Images: Width: 1500px  x Height: 1000px Featured (large) Book Jacket: Width: 470 px  x Height: 450 px Creating the Book Jacket file: Open Photoshop Select ‘New’ under the Edit menu Set dimensions: Width: 470 px   Height: 450 px Select ‘Place’ under the Edit menu and click the book jacket file on your computer to Place it. Resize the…

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Delta

If you have taken this rubble for my past raking through it for fragments you could sell know that I long ago moved on deeper into the heart of the matter If you think that you can grasp me, think again: my story flows in more than one direction a delta springing from the riverbed…

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Planetarium

Thinking of Caroline Herschel (1750—1848) astronomer, sister of William; and others. A woman in the shape of a monster a monster in the shape of a woman the skies are full of them a woman       ‘in the snow among the Clocks and instruments or measuring the ground with poles’ in her 98…

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Listen

Two essential resources for audio recordings of Adrienne Rich reading her poetry are the University of Pennsylvania’s PennSound site and the Woodberry Poetry Room collection at Harvard University. Audio files here are from Rich’s recordings for the University of Cincinnati’s Elliston Project; from the 92nd Street Y in New York City; from PennSound; and from…

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Prose Selections

I can’t write a poem to manipulate you; it will not succeed. Perhaps you have read such poems and decided you don’t care for poetry; something turned you away. I can’t write a poem from dishonest motives; it will betray its shoddy provenance, like an ill-made tool, a scissors, a drill, it will not serve…

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