Alan Shapiro

  • Wave

    Of and not of. water, moving in water, through it, while the water lifts in place. as it passes. buoy and boat, the way hands. in one row. rise…

  • Night Terrors

    Whose voice is it in mine when the child cries, terrified in sleep, and half asleep myself I'm there. beside him saying, shh, now easy,…

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Confessions of Moms Around the World

In Europe, mothers get maternity leave, discounted daycare, and flexible working hours.

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How Do Trees Know When It's Spring?

The science behind beautiful seasonal blooming

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