Dick Allen

  • Mare’s Nest

    By accident, we discovered it.           high in the mountains, not far off the trail.           high in the mountains. It…

  • Russet

    Fall apples, browning apple cores, the mottled carcass. of an old trolley car, abandoned. deep in the forest. What was once ambitious, robust,…

  • Five Household Statues of Buddha

    The bronze Buddha in our living room, his eyes closed, his hands resting comfortably. against his inside thighs— what does he mean to tell…

  • Private Grief

    He was inducted out of God knows where, and sent marching up and down the parade grounds. blindfolded. At night, in the barracks, he wept. into…

  • The Litany of Disparagement

    I drove, but I didn't turn. I spoke, but I didn't learn. I warmed, but I didn't burn. Cards held too close to my chest, I loved the…

  • Memo From the Desk of Wallace Stevens

    Send me a postcard from. Chile or Tunis to. Tape on my dresser or. Sail through my office. Let it be frightfully. Luscious or smashing…

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The 86-Year-Old Farmer Who Won't Quit

A filmmaker returns to his hometown to profile the patriarch of a family farm

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Riding Unicycles in a Cave

"If you fall down and break your leg, there's no way out."

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Carrot: A Pitch-Perfect Satire of Tech

"It's not just a vegetable. It's what a vegetable should be."

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An Ingenious 360-Degree Time-Lapse

Watch the world become a cartoonishly small playground

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The Benefits of Living Alone on a Mountain

"You really have to love solitary time by yourself."

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