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W.S. Merwin found inspiration in his conservation work and in his home on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Jill Greenberg/Courtesy of Copper Canyon Press hide caption

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Poet W.S. Merwin, Who Was Inspired By Conservation, Dies At 91

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Evan Thomas breaks new ground with extraordinary access to Sandra Day O'Connor, her papers, journals — and even 20 years of her husband's diary. Mike Moore/WireImage/Getty Images hide caption

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From Triumph To Tragedy, 'First' Tells Story Of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor

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The 2019 Aspen Words Literary Prize shortlist (clockwise from top left): There There, by Tommy Orange; Friday Black, by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah; An American Marriage, by Tayari Jones; Brother, by David Chariandy; and Gun Love, by Jennifer Clement. Courtesy of the publisher/Photo illustration by NPR hide caption

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Love Is: A Crowdsourced Valentine's Day Poem

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Lies Are Illegal In The 'Golden State' Of Ben Winters

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'Dear Los Angeles' Collects Nearly 5 Centuries Of Opinions About The City

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Behrouz Boochani, a Kurdish-Iranian journalist and asylum-seeker, won two prestigious Australian literary prizes for his debut, a book composed in text messages sent from a detention center on Manus Island. Hoda Afshar hide caption

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An excerpt of Sophie Blackall's Caldecott-winning Hello Lighthouse. Sophie Blackall/Courtesy of Little, Brown Books for Young Readers hide caption

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Poet Mary Oliver speaks at the 2010 Women's Conference in California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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Beloved Poet Mary Oliver, Who Believed Poetry 'Mustn't Be Fancy,' Dies At 83

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When the Gran Splendid Theater in Buenos Aires was converted into a branch of the Ateneo bookstore, the stage became a cafe. It was just named "the world's most beautiful bookstore" by National Geographic. Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Inside 'The World's Most Beautiful Bookstore' In Argentina

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Robert Bly, pictured here in 1980, is known as the chief proponent of the Men's Movement of the 1990s. But in the poetry world, he's known for emotionally charged work about nature, the Vietnam War and personal unburdening. Alan Gilbert Purcell/Fairfax Media via Getty Images hide caption

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The Poet Of Minnesota, Vietnam And Mythical Men

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In the story "The Mole and the Sun," Mole's mother is sick. A medical seer tells him she will recover if his friend Ya Sun can orbit the earth in the opposite direction that it's rotating. The sobering moral is that you can't go against the rules of nature. Pieter Henket hide caption

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