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Audio: Mary Oliver reads “Wild Geese”

Mary Oliver reads “Wild Geese” for Seattle Arts & Lectures’ 2007/08 Season at Benaroya Hall on February 4, 2008.

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Nicholas P. Money: The fungal mind: on the evidence for mushroom intelligence

In recent years, a body of remarkable experiments have shown that fungi operate as individuals, engage in decision-making, are capable of learning, and possess short-term memory.

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Paul Christensen: The Cornhole Tournament

What happens when a large segment of a population finds itself displaced, bullied off the bench?

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Elsa Gidlow: Constancy

My sister, I keep faith with love, not lovers.

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Bruce Lowry: Just Long Enough

My desire is only this—to die someplace the earth made beautiful all on its own, the way a first-grader makes the morning glory out of construction paper and Elmer’s glue, … Continue reading

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Federico García Lorca: New York (Office and Denunciation)

I know there are mountains and eyeglasses
And wisdom. But I didn’t come to see the sky.
I’m here to see the clouded blood,
the blood that sweeps machines over waterfalls
and the soul toward the cobra’s tongue.

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Jennifer Harman: When parents turn children into weapons, everybody loses

Domestic abuse can involve one parent using a child as a weapon against the other parent, which harms the child in immense ways. My research has identified how these dynamics play out and examines the damage.

September 29, 2022 · Leave a comment

Tom Engelhardt: Burning Books (or Rather Book Companies)

Looking Back on My Years in — And out of — Publishing

September 28, 2022 · 5 Comments

Kari Gunter-Seymour: An Appalachian Woman’s Guide to Beer Drinking

Drink to the twisted torch of freedom, washed down
with fracking waste, red clay dust, the bitter soot
of coal’s see ya later sucka!

September 28, 2022 · 6 Comments

Nicole Froio: The Future of Work Is No Work

Millions of workers left jobs in 2021 at such a scale it’s been deemed the “Great Resignation.”

September 27, 2022 · Leave a comment

Jason Irwin: Afterwards

One a.m., the two of us holding hands, naked
in bed, in a second-floor room in Galway.

September 27, 2022 · 2 Comments

Derrick Z. Jackson: Democracy Under Attack | Confronting Mounting Threats to US Election Workers

The Justice Department last month disclosed its accounting of more than 1,000 threats to election officials in the past year, with more than 100 of them meeting the threshold for a federal criminal investigation.

September 26, 2022 · 1 Comment

Dawn Potter: The Unicorn Is in Captivity and No Longer Dead

Which do I like better, someone asks, fork or spoon?
And I reply, That’s not a question for Thursday.
Ask me instead how I lost my virginity,

September 26, 2022 · 3 Comments

Lasse Söderberg: For Tomas Tranströmer

You know the broken history of things,
the alchemy of stones, a world masked
in the blind light of God.

September 25, 2022 · 2 Comments

Video: Unsafe Passage: on board a refugee rescue ship racing for Europe

An overcrowded ship with asylum seekers leaves Libya bound for Europe – triggering a high-stakes showdown between a Doctors Without Borders vessel wanting to escort it to safety and the Libyan Coast Guard fighting to turn it back. As the Libyans issue armed threats, tension grows below deck. With European countries’ responsibilities toward refugees once again in the spotlight, here is an inside view of the desperate hope that is the deadly race for Europe.

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