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Date: 2015

"A flash of intellection hit Karen."

— Zink, Nell (b. 1964)

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Date: 2015

"'Sorry to disappoint you, but me,' Byrdie said, raising his hand. 'I think I have whiplash of the brain.'"

— Zink, Nell (b. 1964)

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Date: 2015

"'Yes, our brains are like Swiss cheese,' he added, sort of undermining his compliment after the fact."

— Zink, Nell (b. 1964)

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Date: July 1, 2015

"Poetry was an attempt to dig into the buried stuff inside a person’s psyche."

— Zhang, Jenny

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Date: 2015 [debuted June 27, 2014, released as a single in February 19, 2015]

"And all those things I didn't say / Wrecking balls inside my brain."

— Platten, Rachel (b. 1981)

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Date: Jun 29, 2015

"In some ways, it's like peeking into the black box of our mind, seeing the puzzle pieces that put our regular perception together."

— Weiner, Sophie

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Date: 2015

"It's never really dark
anyway, not even inside the skull"

— Young, Dean (b. 1955)

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Date: 2015

"And yes, mortal knells / in sleepless hours, hollow knocks of empty / boats against a dock but still the mind / is a meadow, the heart an ocean even though / it burns."

— Young, Dean (b. 1955)

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Date: May 18, 2015

"'I have to be totally still.' Ideas come floating up 'like a bubble in liquid.' At that point, he goes into an excitable motor state, pacing or scribbling down ideas."

— Colapinto, John (b. 1958)

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Date: January 3, 2016

"It is popular among these people who apparently have brains wired like short-wave radios broadcasting from upper Michigan to say that the real constitutional authority in this country resides in its local sheriffs."

— Pierce, Charles P. (b. 1953)

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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.