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…

  • History

    John Skoyles. If we stare too far ahead. we trip over the feeblest root. If we look back. we become shadows, people who pick up…

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Riding Unicycles in a Cave

"If you fall down and break your leg, there's no way out."

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Carrot: A Pitch-Perfect Satire of Tech

"It's not just a vegetable. It's what a vegetable should be."

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An Ingenious 360-Degree Time-Lapse

Watch the world become a cartoonishly small playground

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The Benefits of Living Alone on a Mountain

"You really have to love solitary time by yourself."

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The Rise of the Cat Tattoo

How a Brooklyn tattoo artist popularized the "cattoo"

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