David Yezzi

  • Paperwhites

    Gangling limbs. greened another inch. last night. You. note their growth. the way one. says a girl not. seen in days. has grown. And in…

  • The Residency

    I love my cabin and my writing table, my bright lunch pail, the mudded path. Then drinks. begin, say, five-ish—Stoli or Red Label— and keep…

  • Orts

    Tough to say from this tableful of scraps. what couples feasted here—gnawed olive stones. among the burnt ends of cold meat, the laps. of…

  • False Fire

    The players withdraw in rain, rattling over the high road. After a princely welcome, all hoopla and fol-de-rol, their shadowy spectacle…

  • Acceptance Speech

    Hear the author read this poem Accept the things you cannot change: the bleating clock, the nightly go. —dog leash in tow— around the…

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The Horrors of Rat Hole Mining

"The river was our source of water. Now, the people won't touch it."

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What's Your Favorite Slang Word?

From "swag" to "on fleek," tweens choose.

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Cryotherapy's Dubious Appeal

James Hamblin tries a questionable medical treatment.

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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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