David Yezzi

  • 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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Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

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What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.

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Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

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Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

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Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

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The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

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