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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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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The Rise of the Cat Tattoo

How a Brooklyn tattoo artist popularized the "cattoo"

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