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The Two Landscapes in Appalachia

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The landscape and the self and the God or the experience of spiritual longing and the reach for transformation are one and the same throughout Charles Wright’s 1998 poetry collection.

Cultish’s Exploration of Manipulative Language

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People are often mystified about how anyone could get involved in a cultish group, or may vaguely think that “brainwashing” was involved. Indeed, while we might feel safer if there were more esoteric or arcane tricks being used, Montell argues that cults bewitch followers exactly the same way that

From “I” to “We” in Winter and Refugia

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Collections by Sarah Vap and Kyce Bello, united in their simultaneous gaze on mothering and our ongoing human-created climate emergency, show us that dissolution of the individual self is inevitable and necessary— not only in motherhood, but also as we face the climate crisis.