We’re taking a two-week August break from publishing new content. Please enjoy these hand-picked selections from our print and digital archives. Original writing, audio, and visual features will resume on September 1. Happy August!
I’m carting a 55-inch flat-screen
to the car when I’m surprised
by sounds I haven’t heard
for some time and can’t believe
I’m hearing here—the nasally peent, peent
of a woodcock broadcasting its call
from the fields beside this new Wal-Mart. [Click here to read more]