John Skoyles

  • It May Sound Funny

    Poet John Skoyles on the unexpected eloquence of the nonsense refrain. With readings by Skoyles, Greg Delanty, and Paul Muldoon.

  • Lottery

    Hear the author read this poem Pick a number, any number, and it will bear. the teeth marks of time. The day confetti. stippled your…

  • The Situation

    It's tough, isn't it, star, to be harangued. by every strain. of brimming heart? It's hard, isn't it, moon, when crowds fidget…

  • Uncle Grossman

    Uncle Grossman quotes the Greeks and the gods. and says the Great One knows when a feather. falls to a field, then he clears his throat. with the…

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A Miniature 1950s Utopia

A reclusive artist built this idealized suburb to grapple with his painful childhood memories.

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Why Principals Matter

Nadia Lopez didn't think anybody cared about her school. Then the Internet heard her story.

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A History of Contraception

In the 16th century, men used linen condoms laced shut with ribbons.

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'A Music That Has No End'

In Spain, a flamenco guitarist hustles to make a modest living.

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