About "Encouragement"

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I don't waste time. I talk about what something is, what it means, why it's important and relevant. I make connections to other authors and themes, giving plenty for further exploration.

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Still. Poetry, art, philosophy—these things are serious business. I may not organize my thoughts into bullet points, but that's because I'm working to establish what's at stake. I may not talk about what's most urgent, but that doesn't mean this lacks urgency.

This commentary on Kay Ryan's "Sharks' Teeth" isn't perfect, but it can serve as an example of how I try to bring a bunch of different themes together. In this case, the value of silence, how other societies lived, Presocratic philosophy.

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