Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Neil M. Maher: Biden Needs to Go Big to Rebuild America

The Biden administration should take a page from FDR’s playbook and immediately create a new and improved CCC. The majority of Americans support such a move…

December 23, 2020 · 1 Comment

Joy Gaines-Friedler: Winter, Go Ahead

see the moon lay its Templar light
over everything
even the swing-set in its cold metal

December 23, 2020 · 10 Comments

Linda Parsons: Visitations

Everything seems to glow richer before first frost, a last hurrah before the ghostly breath passes over.

December 22, 2020 · 11 Comments

Michael Simms: The Great Conjunction

I think of the sun rising between
great standing stones,
and the Persians gathering for Yaldā Night
to eat pomegranates
and recite the poems of Hafez.

December 21, 2020 · 10 Comments

Bertha Rogers: When Winter — Lục bát

Here is an example of a traditional fixed form borrowed from Vietnamese folk poetry.

December 21, 2020 · 2 Comments

Robert Frost: Reluctance

The leaves are all dead on the ground,
Save those that the oak is keeping

December 18, 2020 · 12 Comments

Lachmann, Schwartz and Young: Is a Green New Deal Planet Possible?

We may be at a tipping point for the defeat of fossil fuels.

December 14, 2020 · 1 Comment

Paul Christensen: The Old Year in my Hand

I am beginning to believe democracy survived a profound crisis, and is about to show that a flimsy idea proved itself as durable as the trunk of an ancient maple tree.

December 13, 2020 · 2 Comments

Derrick Z. Jackson: 2020 unmasked the truth about ‘all lives matter’

This is the year when we really learned that not even white lives matter to most white people.

December 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

Basav Sev: Paying Politicians to Criminalize Protest

More communities are standing up to pipelines. The fossil fuel industry wants to make that a felony.

December 7, 2020 · 1 Comment

Video: How I became 100 artists

Watch this funny, mind-bending talk to see the explosion of creativity and diversity of skills a single artist is capable of.

December 5, 2020 · 2 Comments

Stephen Muecke: What Aboriginal people know about the pathways of knowledge

What can living in one place for 60,000 years teach a people?

December 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Paul Christensen: The Testament of Winter

The wind last night was fierce and numbingly cold. It moved like a carving knife through the remaining remnants of summer, easing away the reluctant last memories we have of the warm and sunny past.

November 29, 2020 · 4 Comments

Video: Rising Appalachia | Resilient

These times are poignant
The winds have shifted
It’s all we can do
To stay uplifted

November 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

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