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Three Poems, by Mark Nepo

Heavy drops, carrying more | than they can bear, fall from no- | where, bending leaves already | sagging, and one by one, | the leaves let go.

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Parabola Podcast Episode 33: Guidance

Parabola Podcast Episode 33: Guidance

Betsy Cornwell shares Josh Boettiger’s essay on King David and Leonard Cohen, “The Poet and the Shepherd,” and Susan McCaslin’s meditation on spiritual journeys, “Guidance,” in this episode.

Parabola Podcast Episode 32: Animals

Parabola Podcast Episode 32: Animals

Story editor Betsy Cornwell shares Ursula K. Legion’s “A Parabola Bestiary: Bear” and Eleanor O’Hanlon’s “Remarkable Beings” in this episode of Parabola magazine’s free monthly podcast

Illustration by Julia Cairns for "A Full Moon Is Rising" by Marilyn Singer (Lee & Low Books, 2011)

Parabola Podcast, Episode 30: Together

Story editor Betsy Cornwell shares editorial director Tracy Cochran’s “Fusterlandia” and Elizabeth Napp’s “An Education in Peace,” as well as some wise words on leadership from Octavia Butler, in this episode of Parabola Magazine’s free monthly podcast.

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