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Working on To Kill the Other took me places. No, I didn’t really travel by foot or plane, but I read as much as I possibly could. Hoped to understand something I couldn’t even name—a new culture, and a religion largely unknown to me called Islam—something that appeared to be elusive, strange, and deeply foreign.     I started […]

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Is this the biggest fear of every writer or is it just my fear? Every day I carry this black hole in me—that I won’t be able to write again! As I eat my breakfast, as I read, today for example, The Grace of Silence by Michele Norris, as I teach, as I shop for eggs […]

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Your questions about remembering and forgetting and “re-creating” are ones that I’ve thought about too as I’ve worked through my poems and essays about my parents. An interviewer, Okla Elliot, once asked me the following question: “In Lightning and Ashes, you make use of what seems like direct family sources (such as the poem “A […]

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In the research related to the book I am working on right now, Europe Without a Name, among other things, I listen — how did we live before the Internet, again? — to Polish music of the 60s and 70s, and it takes me a long time before I can gain my composure and write. […]

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Everyday is the same. I stare at a blank page and feel as if I have never written a sentence before. Nothing comes to my mind. I look out the window — the forest is still in the same place. I look at my neighbors deck and for some reason a past scene comes to my […]

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“Our lives are the sum of our memories. How much are we willing to lose from our already short lives by … not paying attention?” says Joshua Foer, a science writer, in his TED talk (posted below). How much are we willing to lose? Foer asks. If you want to live a memorable life, he […]

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That we could, as we do, live in the realm of eternal mirrors, working our way at the same time through unmowed grasses. ~ Czeslaw Milosz It has been almost six months since my father’s passing. I still can’t grasp what happened, even though I know exactly what happened. All I can think of is […]

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Veni, vidi, vici! for my students, Fall 2011 by Danuta Hinc When my students were in the preliminary stages, meaning, “familiarizing themselves” with Assignment #5 (writing instructions for experts and non-experts), one of my students from the A. James Clark School of Engineering, questioned the requirements of that assignment. “Professor Hinc,” he asked in his […]

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Midwest Book Review

Midwest Book Review has been reviewing books for 35 years.  Here is their review of To Kill the Other: To Kill the Other Danuta Hinc Tate Publishing 127 E. Trade Center Terrace, Mustang, OK 73064 9781617390197, $18.99, www.tatepublishing.com No one is born a murderer of thousands. “To Kill the Other” takes a spin on how […]

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I called my dad today, as I do every day, and he picked up the phone but for the first time said nothing but one word, yes? I started talking about the weather and the colors of the forest around our house. Everything is turning red and yellow, I said. It rained last night, I […]

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