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Reports from the Field: On Grief

Perhaps what I find most fascinating about language is that it can both discriminate and be discriminating. It can impose harm or it can repair. It is in our mouths, on our buses, and trains. It’s graffiti, our hips, and our hands. We’re never not communicating. But for some of… [Read More]

Reports from the Field | by Hafizah Geter | October 29, 2014 | 0

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Spotlight On! Poem-a-Day

Spotlighting The Academy’s online publication, Poem-a-Day, imagine receiving a poem by a vast array of American writers in your email inbox daily, or opening a newspaper to read a new poem that encapsulates the state of your heart at that moment, or instead of drowning in your infinite scrolling social… [Read More]

Spotlight On! | by Sheila McMullin | October 15, 2014 | 2

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Required Reading

Beginning this fall, and in tandem with their event for the United Nation’s “Day of the Girl” celebration, which includes a reception and roundtable discussion on a girl’s right to write with panelists from Penguin Random House, Little, Brown and Tumblr, Girls Write Now, with help from VIDA, undertook to… [Read More]

VIDA Exclusive | by Lynn Melnick | October 7, 2014 | 0

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Some Questions About Empathy and Reading

The danger here is in how quickly we veer towards judging people for how they read, telling them they’re reading the wrong books for the wrong reasons. That kind of judgment is in itself a failure of imagination, a failure of empathy. But criticizing a character or a book for… [Read More]

VIDA Exclusive | by Sessily Watt | October 1, 2014 | 0

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November 2, 2014 at 2:00pm | Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen St, New York, NY 10002 | Organized by Bluestockings Books | More Info

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Ecofeminism: Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth With Carol J. Adams

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