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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Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

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What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.

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Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

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Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

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Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

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The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

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