Tess Kincaid

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Location Central Ohio, United States
Introduction I adore the scent of old paper in secondhand bookshops, the dance of words on a page, gathering odd things like a magpie, fresh flowers, woolly socks, keeping company with art, the thrill of film, and concocting an occasional culinary delight for the people I love.
Interests poetry, art, history, opera, film, antiques, genealogy, autumn, interior design, museums, etymology, Russian icons, vintage German pottery, snow, woolly socks, vintage books, hats, chess, glass, flea markets, Lincoln, fresh flowers, vintage etchings, African masks, second hand bookshops, vintage ephemera, photography, metaphysics, cooking, (not necessarily in that order)
Favorite Movies Brief Encounter, The Third Man, Requiem for a Heavyweight, The Member of the Wedding, Baby Doll, Shoot the Piano Player, William Shakespeare's Hamlet, Henry V (Branagh), Titus, I know Where I'm Going, The Duelists, The Best of Friends, Camille Claudel, Days of Heaven, How Green Was My Valley, The Odessa File, The Last September, Pelle the Conqueror, Pygmalion, High Noon, Blow-Up, The Pumpkin Eater, Sunshine, Black Narcissus, Frida, Miss Julie, The Hairdresser's Husband, Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, 84 Charing Cross Road, My House in Umbria, Cinema Paradiso, Sunset Boulevard, Onegin, Cléo de 5 à 7, La Pointe Courte, The World of Henry Orient, Out of Africa, Man on the Train, The Widow of Saint-Pierre, Il Postino, Vertigo, Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, The End of the Affair, Light in the Piazza, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Annie Hall, Hannah and Her Sisters, Burnt By the Sun, Lolita, Nowhere in Africa, A Man and a Woman, The Kid Brother, The Conformist, The Luzhin Defence, Merchant Ivory, David Lean, Patrice Leconte, Agnès Varda
Favorite Music classical, opera, Mozart, Grieg, Erik Satie, Bach, Debussy, Bryn Terfel, Pavarotti, Domingo, Susan Graham, Joyce DiDonato, Leonard Cohen, Nick Drake, Billie Holiday, Stanley Jordan, Diana Krall, bagpipes, piano, cello, Joshua Bell, Yo Yo Ma, Simon and Garfunkel, Chet Baker, Dexter Gordon, Edith Piaf, Ella Fitzgerald, Beatles, Choir of King's College, anything that makes me cry
Favorite Books poetry, non-fiction, biographies, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Czeslaw Milosz, Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, Rita Dove, Charles Simic, William Stafford, Billy Collins, Donald Hall, Sylvia Plath, Richard Wilbur, Robert Frost, Cathy Song, Katherine Mansfield, Nora Ephron, Christopher Morley, Graham Greene, Daphne du Maurier, W. Somerset Maugham, James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, Edward Thomas, Virginia Woolf, Pearl S. Buck, Helene Hanff, Wendy Cope, Eugenio Montale, Edward Gorey, Nancy Milford, Truman Capote, Hampton Sides, Maurice Sendak, Boris Pasternak, Chris Van Allsburg, Lizbeth Zwerger, Louise Brierley, Lane Smith, Janet Frame, Willa Cather, Emily Bronte, Carl Sandburg

Radio wire is often used to make bird nests. What station do they listen to?

WBRD, naturally.