A superb write up of Anais Through the Looking Glass and Other Stores by Tanya Augsburg : Writer, textbook author, scholar, critic, educator, and feminist curator.
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'Admitting one’s influences as an artist can be tricky. Some artists never get past the mental challenges of living up to, let alone potentially surpassing, the work of another artist. Literary critic Harold Bloom famously “diagnosed” this daunting dilemma as “the anxiety of influence.” Those who seek critical acclaim often choose to stay reticent, mindful of the premiums placed on so-called originality and innovation. As a mid-career interdisciplinary artist and poet Colette Standish is no stranger to taking risks. Nonetheless, she has done the necessary introspection that frees her to acknowledge frankly not only the sources of her aesthetic inspirations, but also how she encountered them.'
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