Ellen Bryant Voigt

  • Hog-Nosed Skunk

    because she’s half blind and thus prefers. complete not partial darkness and because. she cannot raise her tail entirely over her back. in order to…

  • Yearling

    my grandmother’s Thanksgiving Day was the day. they slaughtered the hog the warm carcass hoisted by its heels. from the oak the planks across…

  • Fox

    rangy loping swiveling left then right I’m thinking. nonchalant but the doves flutter up to the roof of the barn the crickets. leap from the…

  • Poetry: Ellen Bryant Voigt, 'Song and Story'

    Hear Ellen Bryant Voigt read her poem, originally published in the May 1992 issue of 'The Atlantic'

  • Prayer

    Hear the author read this poem (in RealAudio) Artemis—virginal goddess of the hunt, thus.              goddess of childbirth,…

  • The Tattered Dress

    Hear the author read this poem (in RealAudio) The day the royal court came through our village—many drums and flutes, grandfather…

  • Song and Story

    Audio: Hear Ellen Bryant Voigt read "Song and Story" (3:39) The girl strapped in the bare mechanical crib. does not open her eyes, does not cry…

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CrossFit Versus Yoga: Choose a Side

How a workout becomes a social identity

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Is Technology Making Us Better Storytellers?

The minds behind House of Cards and The Moth weigh in.

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A Short Film That Skewers Hollywood

A studio executive concocts an animated blockbuster. Who cares about the story?

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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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What Is a Sandwich?

We're overthinking sandwiches, so you don't have to.

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Let's Talk About Not Smoking

Why does smoking maintain its allure? James Hamblin seeks the wisdom of a cool person.

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