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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The Death of Film

You'll never hear the whirring sound of a projector again.

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How to Hunt With Poison Darts

A Borneo hunter explains one of his tribe's oldest customs: the art of the blowpipe

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A Delightful, Pixar-Inspired Cartoon

An action figure and his reluctant sidekick trek across a kitchen in search of treasure.

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I Am an Undocumented Immigrant

"I look like a typical young American."

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Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

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