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Video: In Dog Years

A celebration of old dogs, from the people who love them most.

October 2, 2021 · 5 Comments

Michael Simms: Angela fell in love with her monkeys

Hearing about Angela’s monkeys
And thinking of Winchester
Barking at the bursting sky
Reminded me of Moondog

May 29, 2021 · 11 Comments

Jena Schwartz: Salvo

A few days later, I came out to my husband. Our marriage exploded into shards in a matter of minutes.

April 11, 2021 · Leave a comment

Stephen Dobyns: How to Like It

These are the first days of fall. The wind
at evening smells of roads still to be traveled,
while the sound of leaves blowing across the lawns
is like an unsettled feeling in the blood,
the desire to get in a car and just keep driving.

September 22, 2020 · 1 Comment

Michael Simms: Oh God She Says

Oh God she says
The dog has learned to spell

September 13, 2020 · 12 Comments

Robert Wrigley: Narrating Night to the New Puppy Gladys

These are clouds and those are stars, while over there, the headlights of cars. Up from the east ridge the full moon’s rise reflected on the west in a whitetail’s … Continue reading

July 17, 2020 · 1 Comment

David Adès: One Manifestation of Compassion

I did the only humane thing left

March 14, 2020 · 2 Comments

Leslie McGrath: The Death of Dogs

In the middle of the night when he thinks
I’m asleep, Bill will weep without sound
shaking the bed like a curse at God

January 15, 2020 · 12 Comments

Video: Vargsamtal/Nowness

. Would you choose to live wild and free as a wolf, or have a job with benefits, like a sled dog? Swedish-born Sven Engholm owns and operates a dogsledding … Continue reading

January 20, 2019 · 2 Comments

Ellen McGrath Smith: I want to put on a show like a Congressman

Dogs in the dog park, fighting pretty nice until someone unleashes their alpha, and the humans rush in to do the rough equivalent of calling their elected representatives, pulling their … Continue reading

October 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Ruth Clark: Here in Hereford — The Archer on Sam’s Table

Because we have the archer,  I always arise about the same time to walk him.  He lies patient and silent in his crate as I dress in the big room, … Continue reading

March 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

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