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Vali Myers, from her diary pages featured in our Winter 1975 issue. According to George Plimpton, Myers “does her work shut in a cage which has been set inside her little home in the hills behind the Italian resort town of Positano. The cage is large enough for Vali to live along with a live fox. She is not a prisoner. The cage is to her what a burrow would be to an animal, an iron lacework protection against the outside. She speaks of it as a ribcage protecting the heart.”

theparisreview:

Vali Myers, from her diary pages featured in our Winter 1975 issue. According to George Plimpton, Myers “does her work shut in a cage which has been set inside her little home in the hills behind the Italian resort town of Positano. The cage is large enough for Vali to live along with a live fox. She is not a prisoner. The cage is to her what a burrow would be to an animal, an iron lacework protection against the outside. She speaks of it as a ribcage protecting the heart.”