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James Wright: Northern Pike

We prayed for the game warden’s blindness.
We prayed for the road home.
We ate the fish.

November 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Molly Fisk: The Fox Laughs at the Hounds

voices chorusing woods and fields, ringing
off the stone walls she runs beside, light
and fleet, silent as new snow falling through

July 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Dawn Potter: Average Land

Even a person like you, paddling away in your outrigger canoe, counting strokes and plotting interviews with fans (or, contrariwise, splitting your proud bow on a sharp rock and girding … Continue reading

September 24, 2018 · 2 Comments

Video: Rotkop (Skunk)

In this evocative short film from Flanders, Olli is a lonely teenage boy who makes trouble whenever he can. He spends his days riding his motorcycle and hanging around the … Continue reading

August 19, 2018 · 1 Comment

Video: A Guide to Happiness — Seneca on Anger

. In the six-part video series Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness, Alain de Botton looks toward philosophy as a discipline that “has wise things to say about everyday worries.” De Botton’s … Continue reading

December 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

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