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“It is best for us to continue in the belief that Eve actually ate an apple, and immediately ruined Adam in consequence! I like this belief, too, it speaks so well for the progressive power of women.” – 26 July 1857, ‘Early journalism’, in The Morgesons and Other Writings

Elizabeth Drew Stoddard

The sadness of others one should leave alone. It is a small garden, a fragile delicate Arcadia, one should not disturb it. –  I Am the Brother of XX

Fleur Jaeggy

Menagerie of Authors

Isabel Miller - Isabel Miller (pen name of Alma Routsong, born Elma Louise Routsong, November 26, 1924 – October 4, 1996) was an American author. Miller began college, in 1942,… Read more "Isabel Miller"
Mourning Dove - Mourning Dove (Hum-Ishu-Ma, also known as Christine/Christal Quintasket. Sometime between 1882 and 1888 – August 8th, 1936) was a Native American author of Okanagan and Colville ancestry. According to… Read more "Mourning Dove"
Natália Borges Polesso - Natália Borges Polesso (August 6th, 1981) is a Brazilian writer. She holds a PhD in Literary Theory from PUCRS (2017). Her first short-story collection Recortes para álbum… Read more "Natália Borges Polesso"
Gertrud Kolmar - Gertrud Kolmar (pseudonym of Gertrud Käthe Chodziesner, December 10, 1894 – March 1943) was a German writer. Kolmar was born in Berlin as the eldest of four… Read more "Gertrud Kolmar"
Norah Lange - Norah Lange (October 23, 1905 – August 5, 1972) was an Argentine author. Born in Buenos Aires, Lange spent her childhood in Mendoza, after the family moved in 1910. Her… Read more "Norah Lange"

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About this [blank] garden

“I am younger each year at the first snow.”
– Anne Sexton, in a letter to W. D. Snodgrass, in 1958.
A Self-portrait in Letters, (2004)

This is my blank space. A white page, as good as a garden covered in snow, not yet cultivated, but with some strong Spring hidden within; something simple, clean, yet to be stained; a seed with some flower all curled up inside, first waiting, then slowly unraveling.

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