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This week on The Humble Essayist…

August 25th, 2014  |  Published in Blog, Press

This week on The Humble Essayist

The featured paragraph (and accompanying commentary) is from Kathryn Winograd‘s essay “Birds and Nietzsche” from her collection Phantom Canyon: Essays of ReclamationCheck it out here.


“Here is my image of you: standing on our precarious rocking chair, me steadying it, and you rolling the naked bird so lightly from your fingers into the hollow bowl of that nest.” –Winograd

“…it is in this paragraph that love pronounces the poetry of its new name, not only in the stark image of a “half dying tree” and the irony of a widowed mother watching from behind a door, but also in the alliterative giddiness of the blue bird “with the whole sky on its back” as it hops from “branch to branch” and disappears beneath the eaves, “a bright bee pinned in its beak.” –The Humble Essayist


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