Howard Nemerov

  • The Little Aircraft

    The little aircraft trudging through night, cloud, rain, Is neither alone nor lost amid the great. Inverted ocean of the air, for a…

  • Rope's End

    Unraveling a rope. You begin at the end. Taking the finished work. You pick it to its bits, Straightening out the crossed, Deriving many from…

  • Projection

    They were so amply beautiful, the maps, With their blue rivers winding to the sea, So calmly beautiful, who could have blamed. Us for believing,…

  • The Old Soldiers' Home

    Trumpet and drum, the old soldier said, What has become of the regiment, What of the company and the squad? Some must be living, though cracked or…

  • An Old Picture

    Two children, dressed in court costume, Go hand in hand through a rich room. He bears a scepter, she a book; Their eyes exchange a serious…

  • The Priest's Curse on Dancing

    "Dance for a year and a day!" he cried. When we danced in the chantry of church. And before his altar and down the nave, Leaping like fish in a…

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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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