Patricia Clark

  • Viewshed

    A twenty-inch feather with black bars. Stones I’ve picked up. An acorn with its cap beside it like a cup. Chunks of gypsum from a mine I…

  • My Father on a Bicycle

    If you ever saw my father in shorts, you wouldn't forget his stick-thin legs, the knees knobby as windfall dwarf apples. And the only time I…

  • Riverside Ghazal

    Most watery of all the trees, these willows. stand in water. Ice pools around the ankles of willows. A tree's name should reveal its…

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Cryotherapy's Dubious Appeal

James Hamblin tries a questionable medical treatment.

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Confessions of Moms Around the World

In Europe, mothers get maternity leave, discounted daycare, and flexible working hours.

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How Do Trees Know When It's Spring?

The science behind beautiful seasonal blooming

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