Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Video: What is the “Natural” Human Diet?

. Dr. Michael Greger asks, “What can our nutrient requirements, metabolism, and physiology tell us about what we should be eating?” . Chimpanzee eating figs.

August 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Video: The amazing man who produces iron using only wood, bark, fibre and clay

. An unnamed man in Far North Queensland, Australia builds tools and structures using only raw materials. In this installment posted on Jul 29, 2016, the man builds a ‘bow blower’ … Continue reading

August 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Sentencing Project: Juvenile Lifers

Life in prison without the possibility of parole gives no chance for fulfillment outside prison walls, no chance for reconciliation with society, no hope. Maturity can lead to that considered … Continue reading

August 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Michael Simms: Evening in the Adirondacks

Always it will be late summer in your mind: Birches give off a full and dark light   With a motion you know will abide and return Every evening. You … Continue reading

August 23, 2016 · 4 Comments

Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: #NoHoneymoon, A Presidency Of Protest

The task of the movement for economic, racial and environmental justice is much bigger than the presidential election. Our job is to build people power to ensure that no matter … Continue reading

August 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

Jose Padua: A Song for Sunshine

This evening when I got home from the store I laid a bag down on the kitchen table and said to my wife and daughter, “Check this out.” My wife … Continue reading

August 22, 2016 · 2 Comments

Video: Andante — Playing Bach at the top of the world

. Ruth Boden straps her cello on her back and climbs 10,000 feet to a peak in Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains for a solo performance. Directed by Gavin Carter for Aeon. … Continue reading

August 21, 2016 · 2 Comments

Video: The Sea Organ

The Sea Organ (Croatian: Morske Orgulje), a piece of architecture designed by Nikola Bašić, is located in Zadar, Croatia. Unveiled in 2005, the organ–made of 35 polyethylene pipes beneath white marble steps–turns … Continue reading

August 21, 2016 · 2 Comments

Mike James: Since You Left

my clothes don’t match the way painters and sunday school teachers say they should a friend told me it looks like you’ve given up trying i know what he meant, … Continue reading

August 20, 2016 · 1 Comment

Anne Bradstreet: To My Dear and Loving Husband

If ever two were one, then surely we. If ever man were loved by wife, then thee; If ever wife was happy in a man, Compare with me ye women … Continue reading

August 20, 2016 · 1 Comment

W.J. Astore: Hillary and the Earth Wreckers

News that Hillary Clinton has selected Ken Salazar to head her transition team should give pause to anyone who believes Hillary’s claim that she’s a “Progressive.” Assuming Hillary wins the … Continue reading

August 19, 2016 · 7 Comments

Doug Anderson: The Eye of the Heart

Opens in sleep when there are no fingers to close it. As if it were dead. It is open all day as well but only speaks in the dark when … Continue reading

August 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

Michael Simms: Four Songs from the Sioux

Behold This is a ceremonial song of the Sioux Sun dance, the three verses being sung by a leader in the ceremony. Where holy you behold in the place where … Continue reading

August 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

Lauren McCauley: Sioux Activists Defy Lawsuit, Vow Continued Resistance Against Dakota Pipeline

Developers of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access (also known as the Bakken) Pipeline filed suit in federal court on Monday against members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, whose days-long … Continue reading

August 18, 2016 · Leave a comment