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Kate Armstrong
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Writer, Editor, and Teacher
Writer, Editor, and Teacher

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Best Books of 2015
The theme of this year's list seems to be "Read 'Em and Weep." And, in fact, that's what I did. I read them late into the night, completely swept up in these magnificent, soul-shaking stories. Below are not synopses, really, but explanations of why I each o...

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Book Review: This Is The Story of a Happy Marriage
By : Ann Patchett Genre: Nonfiction Essays A synopsis from Goodreads: "Blending literature and memoir, Ann Patchett, author of  State of  Wonder, Run,  and  Bel Canto,  examines her deepest commitments—to writing, family, friends, dogs, books, and her husba...

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Poetry Friday (or maybe Sunday): "Siwashing it out once in Siuslaw Forest"
I first read this poem in college in my Poetry Writing class. Our professor, Dr. Paul, would have us do something he called "imitation poems:" we were tasked with choosing something (whether it be content, or rhythm, or line length, or mood) from the poet a...

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Poetry Friday: "The Act"
I love how much this poem suggests without actually stating anything other than this: a flower is considered, then picked. The Act by William Carlos Williams There were the roses, in the
rain. Don’t cut them, I pleaded. They won’t last, she said. But they’r...

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