In this episode, we take a deep dive into our first theme of 2020, OPEN, talk about new strands of our collective, and the strange situation we all find ourselves in. In the most challenging times, writing, and art, is always there for us, and we discuss some of the things giving us comfort.

This episode, we kick off with the words of Warsan Shire:

My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude.

Warsan Shire

Extra reading:

Recent theme / OPEN

Awake by Amanda Kusek
Anemone by Jo Fisher
Jersey Shore Sound by Kay Allen

Freedom by Corey Robinson
Yellow and Green, Purple and Blue by Stephanie Patient

Wilderness by Ruth Maclean-Jones
Standing Ticket by Roz Weaver

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Mary Oliver, Wild Geese

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Tahima Begum: ‘The Beauty of Sitting Still’ in Comfort Zones

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