Vox Populi

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Stephen Dobyns: Stories

All stories, as they reach their end, are sad.
The rain comes; the night falls; Malone dies alone.

January 12, 2020 · 4 Comments

Toni Morrison: Nobel Prize 1993 Acceptance Speech (Text and Video)

“Once upon a time there was an old woman. Blind but wise.” Or was it an old man? A guru, perhaps. Or a griot soothing restless children. I have heard … Continue reading

August 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

A Hassidic Tale: On our inability to fit in

A king dearly loved his son and hoped he would some day become king. One day the young prince suddenly took off all his clothes, got down on his hands … Continue reading

November 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

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