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Today marks the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. “Never in the past 19 years has America needed a reminder of collective resolve more,” Garrett Graff writes.
Revisit a poem from yesteryear.
Here are three, as selected from our archives by assistant editor Faith Hill:
“Late Loving” by Mona Van Duyn (1986);
“Venus of Willendorf” by Yusef Komunyakaa (1998); or
“Winter’s Tale,” by Maxine Kumin (2009).
Consider memorizing one, to stave off the sense of powerlessness you may be feeling.
Read a short story.
“He wanted to be able to try to fly one more time, even if it was too late,” the author Caleb Crain writes in “Trajectory.” In a Q&A on our site, Crain discusses the inspiration for the new story, his writing process, and more.
Or a powerful work of nonfiction.
Can an unloved child learn to love? Melissa Fay Greene looks at what became of Romanian children who were deprived of human contact thirty years ago.
What does an Oscar-winning director watch during an age of social distancing? David Sims spoke with Moonlight's Barry Jenkins back in April to find out.
Tour America from your couch.
Our “Fifty” project, from photo editor Alan Taylor, highlights extraordinary photography of each U.S. state. This week’s selection, pictured above, is known as the Pelican state. Can you guess which state that is?
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