Elizabeth Spires

  • I

    Ink. Ink. on a brush. held by a hand. above me, beyond me. Then I am done. Around me, white field, white sky. blending to one. Where…

  • A Memory of the Future

    I will say tree, not pine tree. I will say flower, not forsythia. I will see birds, many birds, flying in four directions. Then rock and cloud…

  • Riddle

    Puffed like an adder. Deflated like a balloon. Tiny or huge, you are. never the right size. A little man or woman, you strut, you speak, …

  • The Wave-Maker

    Hear the author read this poem Pawleys Island. There was intricate machinery involved & a powerful desire.     to make it all move.…

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What Do You Wish You Learned in College?

Ivy League academics reveal their undergrad regrets

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Famous Movies, Reimagined

From Apocalypse Now to The Lord of the Rings, this clever video puts a new spin on Hollywood's greatest hits.

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What Is a City?

Cities are like nothing else on Earth.

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CrossFit Versus Yoga: Choose a Side

How a workout becomes a social identity

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In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.

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