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MARIANNE MOORE’S ROMANCE WITH THE DAO PART 2

IN A CALIFORNIA SPEECH titled, “Tedium and Integrity,” Moore discusses Sze’s two books, The Tao of Painting and The Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting. One of her major points is that “painting is not a profession, but an extension … Continue reading

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MARIANNE MOORE’S ROMANCE WITH THE DAO

I’VE ALWAYS ADMIRED THE TENACITY and word-skills of the poet Marianne Moore (1887 – 1972). Grouped into the Modernist Movement with Pound, Williams, Stein, Stevens, T.S. Eliot and others, Moore carefully sculpted a life by nurturing a razor sharp wit. … Continue reading

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