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A Poet's Guide to the Lockdown


I recently wrote an article for the Boston-based running outfitters Tracksmith:

As a poet who also runs, I’ve spent a fair bit of time thinking and writing about the connections between athleticism and art; how both are competitive but ultimately solitary, joyful yet defiant, demanding resolve and routine, but also reflection. So how can poetry, or simply writing creatively, help a runner right now?

You can read it in full on their journal.





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