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Concerning Craft: Finding another way into the experience

Susan Okie is a poet, physician, and former Washington Post medical reporter. She received her MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson College in 2014. Her chapbook, Let You Fly, was a finalist in Finishing Line Press’ New Women’s Voices Contest and was published in 2018. Her work has appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Prairie Schooner, and […]

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The Language of Food

Sashimi. Injera. Pasta e fagioli. Tagine. Bibimbap. How many tongues can you access only through the language of food? How many minutes could you commune with a family at a foreign table, supported only with the language of food? What ancient miracle can you invoke by calling out “godisgood“? Let poems and stories ferment in your mind. […]

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Creativity, Science, and Writing

Last week’s post about the DC Science Café‘s endeavor to foster meaningful discussion between scientists and non-experts explored the challenges in finding a common language between two populations with differing relationships with the same words and phrases. This week’s post, brought to you by Ned Prutzer, builds off this theme by examining the substantial gains […]

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