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No One Told the Forest to Grow Flat

Joy is a shared discovery. Picture this, thirty-six years ago. An art history teacher showed his class a series of photographic slides he took during a trip to Mexico, and afterwards a student went home and thought about what she … Continue reading

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THE LEAVES OF YOUTH— A collection of original poems. Lifelong artist and writer Ara Hagopian has selected 100 of his best poems from the pages of his youth—the “leaves” of loose handwritten papers he kept hidden in an old briefcase … Continue reading

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“Do You Think Less Of Me?”

NON-FICTION. When I was an art student at North Adams State College, a close friend used to tell me about her experiences of life in the city. She grew up in a harsh “street environment” and we’d talk at all … Continue reading

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