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The waterlily and the pink galahs

It’s out of print, but I found a used copy of “The Waterlily” by Kate Llewellyn on Amazon. It was a birthday gift from Helen to Lizzy, according to the inscription, two years after the book was originally published. I’d read it a number of years ago, when I began going to Australia to visit […]

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Georgia O’Keeffe: the artist’s eye

Thanks to The Smart Set for publishing this essay on O’Keeffe — my first longform work on the artist. The tentative title for my book is Georgia O’Keeffe: “It Takes Time to See.” Georgia O’Keeffe (1887 – 1986) was notoriously private about her artmaking. “I can never bear to have people around me when I’m […]

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John Irving: writing as waiting

Convenient justification for how slowly my Georgia O’Keeffe essay is going: “I think I would like to allow everyone to continue to have the illusion that creative acts happen in a blinding flash of light. But, in fact, everything you say about the job of writing, about the craftsmanship of it, is, for me, a […]

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How Patti Smith learned to be a writer

I’ve been enthralled by all the Patti Smith interviews marking the publication of her second memoir, M Train. So much so that I went to BookWoman to buy it and its predecessor, Just Kids. (But I’m not allowed to start reading them until I finish my essay on two Georgia O’Keeffe exhibits.) About developing her […]

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Review: “The Only Woman in the Room”

What was it like being one of the first two women physics majors at Yale? Eileen Pollack tells-all in her new book, The Only Woman in the Room. Here’s my review, published in the Houston Chronicle: ‘The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science is Still a Boys’ Club’ By Eileen Pollack Beacon Press, 266 […]

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