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Reality Goes Over the Top

Ursula K. Le Guin, photo by Marian Wood Kolisch

This got me thinking about the fragility of satire. When reality overdoes itself, when it gets surreal, what’s left for the satirist? Continue reading

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Poems That Make Grown Women Cry

Poems That Make Grown Women Cry

I chose Robinson Jeffers’ “Hurt Hawks” because it always makes me cry. I’ve never yet got through the last lines without choking up. Jeffers is an uneven poet, and this is an uneven pair of poems, intemperate and unreasonable. Jeffers casts off humanity too easily. But he was himself a kind of maimed, hurt hawk, and his identification with the birds is true compassion. He builds pain unendurably so that we can know release. –UKL Continue reading

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The Annals of Pard: Photos

Ursula K. Le Guin, photo by Marian Wood Kolisch

Annals of Pard: Photos Continue reading

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Navigating the Ocean of Story (2)

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by Ursula K. Le Guin THREE NEW QUESTIONS Adina: I read your work over and over in sheer fascination at the lyricism you manage to put into everything, the descriptions, seemingly simple lines, characterizations. When I look at my own writing, … Continue reading

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Navigating the Ocean of Story (2)

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by Ursula K. Le Guin Questions With Answers: Session 2, Round 1 Alex: You’ve spoken about rhythm in prose, including some rhythmic analysis of your favourite work. When you review and edit your work, how do you tend to check … Continue reading

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The Game of Fibble

The Game of Fibble

Fibble is a game of unique potential, with all but unlimited opportunities for silliness. Continue reading

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Navigating the Ocean of Story (2)

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by Ursula K. Le Guin Depending on the Criticism of Strangers I left this this interchange last fall with an open question about inviting unfiltered internet comments on your writing: Do you consider it a good idea to offer your … Continue reading

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Thirty-Five Days

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THIRTY-FIVE DAYS by Ursula K. Le Guin In answer to a letter about the continuing occupation of the Malheur Refuge headquarters, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley wrote me, “Despite [the recent arrest of several militants], the armed takeover of the wildlife … Continue reading

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Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin Kickstarter campaign

Kickstarter campaign for Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin, a documentary by Arwen Curry. Continue reading

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Ursula and Ruby the Vulture

Ruby and Me by Ursula K. Le Guin These pictures are of Ruby and me at the thirty-fifth Wild Arts Festival, an annual craft fair and book sale for the Portland Audubon Society. I attend to sign books for the … Continue reading

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