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What. Why, How: Binnie Klein: When writing “Blows to the Head,” I remember making considerable changes often because I was trying to incorporate some historical grounding and background to my personal adventure in boxing. So I’d re-write and insert chapters, and then I would need to read the whole thing again, from start to finish, to see if and how it flowed. I don’t use an outline. It’s like a wave you’re constantly trying to shape, or like carving something out of a tree. That’s the marathon
Alicia Bay Laurel is an American visual artist, author, musician and storyteller. Born May 14, 1949 in Hollywood, California, to sculptor Verna Lebow, MFA, and surgeon Paul Kaufman, MD, Alicia grew up in a bi-lingual, intellectual, artistic, musical and politically active household. Laurel is best known for her 1970 book “Living On The Earth”, a notable guide for participants in the American back-to-the-land movement of the 1960s and 1970s.
What, Why, How: Shara McCallum: "As a woman, a woman of colour, a mixed-race black person, a Jamaican-American, an emigrant/immigrant, I find I’m often attracted to writing about and through ruptures and fault lines of identity. Race, gender, migration, memory, sexual assault, motherhood, family stories, death, and mental illness or madness in a more vernacular sense–these are some of the subjects I seem to return to again and again".