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Advice from Wyn Cooper

Advice from Wyn Cooper

anticipatedstranger:

The Last Clean Shirt (Alfred Leslie and Frank O’Hara, 1964)

anticipatedstranger:

The Last Clean Shirt (Alfred Leslie and Frank O’Hara, 1964)

<3 Frank

A postcard of advice from Stacy Szymaszek 

A postcard of advice from Stacy Szymaszek 

Don&#8217;t do it. A line of advice from Nat Otting

Don’t do it. A line of advice from Nat Otting

A line of advice from Philip Levine

A line of advice from Philip Levine

A line of advice from Sophie Cabot Black

A line of advice from Sophie Cabot Black

wildwildwhatever:

I searched through old emails, which is to say waded through flooding emotional trenches for this video, only to remember MEDIUM hosted it early on in The Volta’s history. Harmony Holiday mixes Sade and dance footage and the inimitable Fred Moten. Just what I needed out here on the edge of feeling like poetry is an empty practice. 

riseinthefall:

Poem.