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“We’ve been trying to open the gates of communication between Havana and Miami through art… It doesn’t have anything to do with politics and is only an exchange of ideas” —Jorge M. Perez

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El Niño
Thawing El Norte
Breaking ice

I think that I’ve tried many times to get Cuba in my writings, especially Havana, which was once a great and fascinating city —Guillermo Cabrera Infante

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“I departed thence for Cuba, for by the signs the Indians made of its greatness, and of its gold and pearls, I thought that it must be Cipango” —Christopher Columbus

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No visa
No baggage to drag
Travel light

For centuries, Cuba’s greatest resource has been its people —Pico Iyer

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“I had to go to France to appreciate Iowa.” —Grant Wood

Goth Country billboard

Backstory
Gothic revival
A paint job

All the really good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow—Grant Wood

 

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“Instead of stubbornly attempting to use surrealism for purposes of subversion, it is necessary to try to make of surrealism something as solid, complete and classic as the works of museums”—Salvador Dali

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Dream vision
Inverts perception
Surreally

One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams—Salvador Dali

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“Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks”—Plutarch

 

What sense peers
Into the darkness
Hears a light

Why should poetry have to make sense?—Charlie Chaplin

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“In art, the obvious is a sin”—Edward Dmytryk

 

No Laughing Matter

For our sins
Divine comedy
Is no joke

Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence—Alice Walker

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“There’s no such thing as writer’s block. That was invented by people in California who couldn’t write”—Terry Pratchett

 

I write like I talk and I don’t get talker’s block—Seth Godin

Idle pen
Or empty ink well
Which came first

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“It is now life and not art that requires the willing suspension of disbelief.” —Lionel Trilling

Artists are low key astronauts. Instead of going to the moon, they sit back in their studio and make the moon

—Michael Bassey Johnson

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“You can tell a more over-the-top incredible story if you use a nonfiction form.” —Chuck Palahniuk

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All tales now wending
This one begins
In the alternate endings
Refreshed by rain

A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order

—Jean-Luc Godard

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“It is the difficult horses that have the most to give you.” —Lendon Gray

 

Skittish colts
Wobbling knobby knees
Jumping jocks

The wildest colts make the best horses

—Plutarch

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