Robert Morgan

  • Noble Metals

    The metals we call noble won’t. combine with other elements, don’t interact with water, air. Of course that means they don’t…

  • Ancient Script

    The crows in fields of snowy drifts. resemble black cuneiform, perhaps a poem from the time. of Sumer or Akkad, a song. of winter’s…

  • Aspen Song

    The sound of water in the air. cools even summer sunlight, as though the upland pasture. remembers oceans at this height. when even dirt and…

  • Maple Gall

    What looks at first like rotten fruit, hung round the maple’s slender trunk, we know’s a tortured cluster of. malignancies where cells grow…

  • Ironweed

    There is a shade of purple in. this flower near summer’s end that makes. you proud to be alive in such. a world, and thrilled to know the…

  • Fern Glade

    As wind stirs through an opening in woods, green feathers long as plumes on peacocks write.in pools of sunlight from the canopy. And what they…

  • October Crossing

    The woolly bears go cross the road, their backs of orange and black a sign. of winter’s length and strength to come. They inch across the lanes…

  • Squirt Gun

    Hear the author read this poem (in RealAudio) The orange see-through plastic makes. the gun at first appear red-hot. But water in the grip is…

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Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

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What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.

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Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

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Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

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Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

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The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

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