Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Nature, and Politics

Erin Dragonsong: Practicing the Craft

. Being a Witch is called Practicing the Craft. The word “craft” derives from a Germanic word meaning strength. A craft is something that involves making things by hand. It … Continue reading

October 31, 2016 · 1 Comment

Video: “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe read by Christopher Lee

. . “The Raven,” written in 1845, stands today as Poe’s best-known work; he later claimed that he wrote it with “the intention of composing a poem that should suit … Continue reading

October 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Video: Randy Rainbow sings “The Nasty Woman Song”

. Here is how the third debate should have been moderated. Email subscribers may click on the title of this post to watch the video. . Randy Rainbow

October 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

George Monbiot: The Man in the Mirror

Donald Trump is not an outlier, but the distillation of our dominant values. What is the worst thing about Donald Trump? The lies? The racist stereotypes? The misogyny? The alleged … Continue reading

October 30, 2016 · 2 Comments

Emily Fuller: How to Contact the 17 Banks Funding the Dakota Access Pipeline

Here are CEO names, emails, and phone numbers—because banks have choices when it comes to what projects they give loans to. The Dakota Access pipeline is funded directly by 17 … Continue reading

October 29, 2016 · 5 Comments

Roberta Hatcher: Thank You for Crawling

Your fall is unimportant to us. Due to the unusually heavy volume of newly transferred wealth, we are experiencing significant delight. Stay in line, and one of our agents will … Continue reading

October 29, 2016 · 1 Comment

Daniel R. Cobb: Women, Can You Rescue America?

American women, I beseech you. Many men in high places have made a giant mess of things for decades. Today, the US political and judicial systems are crashing. And the … Continue reading

October 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

Ursula K. Le Guin: On Power, Oppression and Freedom

My country came together in one revolution and was nearly broken by another. The first revolution was a protest against galling, stupid, but relatively mild social and economic exploitation. It … Continue reading

October 28, 2016 · 9 Comments

Bill Moyers: Experience Rikers Face to Face

  RIKERS Official Trailer (Email subscribers may click on the title of this article to watch the video.) . Over the years I have landed at New York’s LaGuardia Airport … Continue reading

October 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mike James: What You Do

where i don’t feel quite as crazy with all my obsessions, peculiarities, hang ups, and ticks with all my lists of what’s worked what hasn’t at the job, at life, … Continue reading

October 27, 2016 · 1 Comment

Barbara Edelman: The River

Trucks on either side of us like fists, like cities. Steep green against the highway. Cows and caved-in, slat-gray shanties   Someone hung her voice up on a hook.   … Continue reading

October 26, 2016 · 8 Comments

Video: “Chicago” by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young

  We honor Tom Hayden, tireless activist, lawmaker, writer, “radical inside the system,” now dead at 76 – both for how long and hard he fought, and the cogent, hopeful … Continue reading

October 26, 2016 · 1 Comment

Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council: Why We Resist

The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), owned by Houston, Texas based corporation called Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. which created the subsidary Dakota Access LLC. The DAPL, also known as the Bakken … Continue reading

October 25, 2016 · 1 Comment

Gary Snyder: For All

Ah to be alive on a mid-September morn fording a stream barefoot, pants rolled up, holding boots, pack on, sunshine, ice in the shallows, northern rockies. Rustle and shimmer of … Continue reading

October 25, 2016 · 2 Comments