Mary Karr

  • Meditatio

    In the back’s low hollow sometimes. a weightless hand guides me, gentle pressure. so I tack soft as a sailboat. (Go there) Soften the space…

  • Sinners Welcome

    I opened up my shirt to show this man.the flaming heart he lit in me, and I was scooped up.like a lamb and carried to the dim warm.I who should…

  • Who The Meek Are Not

    Not the bristle-bearded Igors bent. under burlap sacks, not peasants knee-deep. in the rice-paddy muck, nor the serfs whose quarter-moon…

  • Beauty and the Shoe Sluts

    Mother kneels at her closet of dancing shoes. to see which ones I fit -- sherbet-green. taffeta and crimson crocodile, pumps. in Easter pink,…

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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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