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‘Her Left Hand, The Darkness’ Alison Smith

HER LEFT HAND, THE DARKNESS

Alison Smith

I have on my bookshelf a dog-eared paperback copy of Ursula K. Le Guin’s 1985 novel Always Coming Home. In it is an inscription from Le Guin:

For my good shepherd Alison

from her grateful sheep,

with love – Ursula

Rochester

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In 1987, my first year in college, I happened upon a notice outside of the English department for a winter session opportunity: escorting a visiting artist during a week-long interdisciplinary conference held at my school, the University of Rochester. I ran my finger down the list of artists’ names until it stopped on one: Ursula K. Le Guin.

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  1. Thank you for sharing this article. It was a very worthwhile read and beautifully written.

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