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The Butterfly and the Narcissus

Virginia Woolf by Hermione Lee

On the Road with Sanora Babb Part 5: The Butterfly and the Narcissus

Virginia Woolf ends her essay on biography, “The Art of Biography” claiming that biography when written well creates scenes that “remain bright” and create subjects that carry on “in the depths of the mind.”

Indeed, this is always my goal when I write a biography. … read more.

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Meridel LeSueur: “Write More Shamelessly and Nakedly”

From Jan Lisa Huttner (Editor-in-Chief of FF2 Media): Poet Iris Jamahl Dunkle, having completed a masterful biography of Charmian Kittredge London, is now doing in-depth research on her next subject: Sanora Babb. And FF2 Media is proud to announce that we will be traveling with her!

We have several reasons for embarking on this journey with Iris.read more.

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Jennifer Sperry Steinorth on Erasing to Find the Hidden New

Poet Jennifer Sperry Steinorth speaks on the poetic form of "erasure."
Poet Jennifer Sperry Steinorth speaks on the poetic form of "erasure."
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On the Road with Sanora Babb: Erasing Steinbeck to Find the Ghost of My Grandmother

Sanora Babb-inspired erasure poetry on John Steinbeck's 'The Grapes of Wrath.'
As I was writing the first chapter (“Sanora Babb: Challenging a Single Story of the Dust Bowl”), I was haunted by my grandmother’s ghost.
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Who I Am From: The California of Joan Didion

Joan Didion book cover
It is writers like Joan Didion who gave me the permission to question what I’d been told was "the truth."
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Sanora Babb: On Donkeywork & Winged Things

On the Road with Sanora Babb Part 2: Donkeywork & Winged Things

In her introduction to Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay (2001), Nancy Milford writes: “To be a biographer is a somewhat peculiar endeavor… it requires not only the tact, patience, and thoroughness of a scholar but the stamina of a horse.… read more.

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