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A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Molly Fisk: You and I

the whole country snarled into such a hot mess
you wouldn’t recognize democracy if she
removed her skirts and danced on your lap for free,
pretending to like you.

May 10, 2021 · 3 Comments

Jo McDougall: This Morning

A woman laughs
and my daughter steps out of the radio.
Grief spreads in my throat like strep.

May 9, 2021 · 3 Comments

Paul Christensen: What the Rain Says

She would die soon but neither of us knew that. Right now, the precious hours were dissolving in the pale afternoon light, just as the rain began again.

May 9, 2021 · 8 Comments

Janette Schafer: On the day I testify for Homeland Security

Janette agreed to share these details publicly to help allay the stigma, shame, and secrecy inherent with being a sex abuse survivor.

May 8, 2021 · 3 Comments

Joe Loria: Factory Farming Is Killing Our Planet. Here’s How.

To protect the planet, we need to protect farmed animals.

May 7, 2021 · 3 Comments

Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer: Darn Lucky

It happens, you know—the day opens itself
like a tulip in a warm room, and you meet someone
who amazes you with their willingness
to be a thousand percent alive

May 3, 2021 · Leave a comment

Joe Kadi: Musings about a Gender Transition

My dear friends, I am here to tell you that men do indeed talk in bathrooms and in changerooms.

May 2, 2021 · 7 Comments

Sydney Lea: How-to for Older Age

you won’t know that squall in the soul
as when you pondered your place in the world.
Whatever that was, now is.

April 29, 2021 · 5 Comments

Anne Keeve: 5 Climate Change Crisis Facts That Will Inspire Your Green Journey

Experts say that eliminating the consumption of animal products is the single greatest thing humans can do to alleviate climate change.

April 29, 2021 · 3 Comments

Vandana Shiva: Reclaiming Our Common Home

Expand the commons to include everything we need.

April 27, 2021 · 3 Comments

Joel Christensen: What Homer’s ‘Odyssey’ can teach us about reentering the world after a year of isolation

Homer can help guide us as we return back to our normal worlds after a year of minimizing social contact. He can also, I believe, offer guidance on how people can heal.

April 26, 2021 · Leave a comment

Video: Carlotta’s Face

Through art, Carlotta overcomes a rare brain condition that prevents her from recognizing faces.

April 24, 2021 · Leave a comment

Derrick Z. Jackson: Systemic Racism Continues to Plague Pandemic Response

The chaotic roll-out of the vaccines has meant that people with access to the internet, reliable transportation and flexible hours have a much easier time getting vaccinated.

April 20, 2021 · 2 Comments

Video: The Last Honey Hunter

A sacred dream sends one man on the perilous trail of toxic honey in Nepal.

April 18, 2021 · 2 Comments

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