In the Sixties Nabokov switched from ink to eraser- topped pencil on index cards a box of cards for Ada a box of cards for dreams whose "curious features" include "erotic tenderness and heart-rending enchantment" in one draft he traded "stillness and heat" for "silence, a burning
Tine Cane was born in New York City. She received a BA from the University of Vermont and an MA in French literature from Middlebury College. She is the author of The Fifth Thought (Other Painters Press, 2008), a book-length poem. She is the founder and director of Writers-in-the-Schools, RI. In 2016 Cane was selected to be the sixth poet laureate of Rhode Island. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.