Tag: First Person

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Wading Toward Home

Less than a week after Katrina, Michael Lewis goes home to New Orleans.

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Mister Lytle: An Essay

Memories of living with the writer Andrew Lytle late in his life.

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A Negro Schoolmaster in the South

Two summers spent teaching and living in the hills of Tennessee.

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Consider the Lobster

A trip to a lobster festival leads to an examination of the culinary and ethical dimensions of cooking a live, possibly sentient, creature.

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What Is Poetry? And Does It Pay?

A trip to the Famous Poets Society convention/contest in Reno.

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Sky High

On fireworks, and the “pyros” who practice the art.

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At Rest in the Fields

A dispatch from Eloise Woods, a natural burial ground where bodies are consigned directly to the earth.

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My Mother's Yiddish

A cornucopia of endearments and insults.

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What the Hell Am I (And Who the Hell Cares)?

On the perils and rewards of feminism.

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Welcome to Dog World!

Spending the summer as a tour guide on a glacier.

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The Glass Eye

A daughter remembers her father’s glass eye.

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When the Family Business is Ribald Wedding Poetry

One man describes his family’s tradition of delivering rhyming couplets at celebrations.