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An adult holds a small child near large rocks at the top of a mountain; sea in the distance

Goin’ to Bangor: A song and childhood memory

By Kate Blackwood / May 29, 2022

On my first trip to Maine, a Patty Griffin song teaches me the pronunciation of “Bangor” and the value of early experiences.

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Billowing clouds of pink light in space

Advice for writers of physics or fiction

By Kate Blackwood / April 23, 2022

Character, tension, motivation: Natalie Wolchover teaches that a good science story is a lot like a good short story.

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Singing her own song: Where music and story merge

By Kate Blackwood / February 26, 2022

This week I contributed a poem – a song without music – to an organ concert full of stories without words.

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Flipturns: Bonus material

By Kate Blackwood / February 7, 2022

Two landmark experiences during my pregnancy last year – swimming in the YMCA pool and hiking in New York’s Adirondack region – taught me that my son is a being separate from me and will be for the rest of his life. I wrote about it, and the wonderfully specific journal Sport Literate published my essay “Flip Turns” this winter.

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