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Bookends/II

Phoebe Liebling

"My dad first introduced me to the José Martí poem book when I was really young, probably ten or so. He was like, 'Belén, I know the first five pages of this book by heart.' He gave me the book when I was about ten years-old, and he would open it up and say, 'Okay, tell me if I’m right.' He just recited the first five pages, and as a ten year old I was like, 'What the fuck, Dad?'"

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Bookends/I

Phoebe Liebling

“‘I like just being near them. And I think that’s the thing about books: just physically being near books that you love is a very centering thing. The other week I was kind of stressed and confused, so I picked up Angels in America and read my favorite scenes from it. It made me instantly feel better, and I think that’s what books do.’”

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