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Sharon Dolin

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Sharon Dolin

Sharon Dolin is the author of Manual for Living (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016). She directs and teaches in the Writing About Art in Barcelona workshop and lives in New York City.    

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I want to paint the livingness of appearances.
            —Marsden Hartley

What of these evening storms
where foam becomes rock—wave
becomes cove. Inside the billow as
you always dreamed it would be
two men collapse into being.
Like so, the rocks give up their


                          after Epictetus

To gaze upon the fatal
without commiserating gloom:
what every friend should be—
not one who rends her coat of doom
nor one who lets her ankle rankle
nor her dogged love to the