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Washington, DC Portrait of Willa Cather by Carl Van Vechten, 1936. From Library of Congress collection Betty Kort is the former executive director of the Willa Cather Foundation. Based in Red Cloud, Nebraska, the foundation is dedicated to preserving and promoting the understanding and appreciation...
September 16 , 2009 Washington, DC East 125th Street in Harlem, New York by cisc1970 from Flickr There are numerous statistics to support the importance of reading literature. But I find the most persuasive arguments to be those personal testimonies from people who have found their lives radically...
August 18 , 2009 Washington, DC Nebraska prairie by jasminedelilah from Flickr Given his tenure as Poet Laureate of the United States from 2004-2006, it's fair to surmise that Ted Kooser knows a thing or two about inspiration. In Kooser's case, much of that inspiration comes from Nebraska where he'...

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