June 23, 2016

[From a lecture delivered to alumni of Vermont College of Fine Arts on June 18, 2016] Flannery O’Connor in her book “Mystery and “Manners” uses the term “the habit of art” to refer to a certain way of seeing that the artist must cultivate. The term does not refer to an activity as much as […]

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Ruth Arguelles Stork

May 8, 2016

Mother’s Day – 2016 Te escribo en Español porque es la lengua que siempre hablaste. Cuando pienso en ti mamá, me viene a mente más que nada todos los sacrificios que hiciste por mi. Desde el primero, cuando decidiste en aquel convento de Monterrey donde habías llegado por haber dado un “mal paso”, cuando decidiste […]

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Publication and Faith

February 19, 2016

My book The Memory of Light was published almost a month ago and I wanted to write about what it feels like to have a book be out in the world. I hope I never lose that first-time sense of awe at having my work be available to be read by others. Publication of a […]

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