July 20, 2017

Eating the World

By Dora Malech

Parenting literature says that we should read to our newborns from the very beginning. Exposure to music is also supposed to support cognitive development, even in the womb, but I […]

April 21, 2016

Poem in Your Pocket Day is almost here

By Kirsten Reach

This is the twentieth year National Poetry Month has been commemorated–it began with the Academy of American Poets in 1996–and we’re pleased to be part of the national celebration. As […]

January 25, 2015

Let’s Play Two!

By Cody Walker

The recent death of Ernie Banks, at age 83, got me thinking about life spans: what we hope for, what we’ll accept. Banks lived a famously full life: he was […]

March 15, 2012

Mix Tape: March Madness

By Maggie Smith

The Dude himself is publishing a book of Zen teachings. Why Zen? Because nihilism “must be exhausting.” Walden and climate change: Scientists use Thoreau’s notes about flowering dates in 1840s Massachusetts […]