The University of Massachusetts Amherst


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Bending Time, Uprooting Lives

Friday, February 25, 2022

In 2017, Professor Anthony Brandt and neuroscientist David Eagleman published a book about the neuroscience of creativity titled The Runaway Species, in which they explain how the brain creates new...
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Learning The Rhythm, The Rhythm, The Rhythm

Friday, February 18, 2022

What is rhythm,...
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Writing to the Rhythm of the Screen

Friday, February 18, 2022

Watching movies or binge watching your favorite TV show is often regarded as a way to relax or  “wind down” for the day. But have you considered the work and effort that is put into these  programs...
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Not Building a House but Making a Brick

Thursday, February 10, 2022

When I’m stuck—when I know a poem just isn’t working—I like to approach revision by playing around with form. How might my poem work—how might it look, move, and tick—if I reformat it as a sonnet,...