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Language Arts

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Autopsy for the Arts

William Deresiewicz’s new book “The Death of the Artist” shows why it’s so hard to make a living making art today.

Kim Stafford’s great energy swap

“We’re back to where poetry has escaped the book. It’s not in the zoo of the library where it’s looking out through the bars of its cage.”

Brown in Black and White

Portland photographer Richard Brown’s new memoir depicts a colorful life of art and activism.

A life in the dance theater

Former Oregon Ballet Theatre star Gavin Larsen’s “Being a Ballerina”: a memoir to sweep you off your feet.