Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Kathy Kelly: The Long, Brutal U.S. War on Children in the Middle East

Why the movements that pressured the U.S. Senate to reject current U.S. foreign policy regarding Saudi Arabia and its war on Yemen must continue to raise their voices. On November … Continue reading

December 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Yahya Frederickson: What I Learn About Poetry in Yemen

 Sana’a What I learn about poetry in Yemen, I learn at a sidewalk café off Zubairi Street, one of the main streets in Sana’a named after the poet who fomented … Continue reading

December 6, 2018 · 4 Comments

Mehnaaz Mome: The Missing Piece in the Gun Violence Discourse — The Porous Border Between Republic and Empire

It may not be a coincidence that the rise in the killings of unarmed civilians thrives at a time when America remains engaged in a multitude of wars, some visible, … Continue reading

December 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Todd Miller: Why the Migrant Caravan Story Is a Climate Change Story

Drought, crop failure, storms, and land disputes pit the rich against the poor, and Central America is ground zero for climate change. Less than a mile south of the U.S.-Mexico … Continue reading

December 3, 2018 · 2 Comments

Henry Giroux: Trump’s fascist efforts to demolish democracy

Fascist politics is once again on the rise in the United States, Europe and Latin America.  As an echo from the past, its principles and attitudes are re-emerging in a populist … Continue reading

December 2, 2018 · 3 Comments

David Korten: Why I Have Hope in the Face of Human Extinction

Around the world, people are realizing the current path will lead only to disaster, and they’re beginning to ask the hard questions about what to do next. When I ask … Continue reading

November 29, 2018 · 4 Comments

John Samuel Tieman: The Greater Love Of Stanley Rother

News of the Catholic Church is so appalling these days that it is fair to ask, of any Catholic, why are you still a member of The Church? So this … Continue reading

November 25, 2018 · 5 Comments

Laure-Anne Bosselaar: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving today.  Soaked with sleet. No sun for six days — six is the Devil’s number. I have looked through this window, at these American skies for 5 times 6 … Continue reading

November 22, 2018 · 4 Comments

Robert C. Koehler: Gunfire and Wildfire — The New Abnormal

This is a country at war with itself in multiple ways. Thousand Oaks, California: a city torn apart by wildfire and gunfire. Both are unnatural disasters. “This is the new … Continue reading

November 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Doug Anderson: Purity and Politics

We live in an age of tarnished idols. Picasso was a womanizer, drunk with his own success, having been born into the pivotal moment of modernism and thus achieving more … Continue reading

November 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Erich Maria Remarque: All Quiet on the Western Front (Chapter 12)

It is autumn. There are not many of the old hands left. I am the last of the seven fellows from our class. Everyone talks of peace and armistice. All … Continue reading

November 11, 2018 · 2 Comments

Philip F. Clark: The Drone

The vindictive screech seeps from televisions, millions of them like bright eyes in a dark wood. A child works on an old computer, struggling with his common core. A mother … Continue reading

November 11, 2018 · 1 Comment

Karl Höecker: Laughing at Auschwitz (rare historical photos)

SS auxiliaries pose at a resort for Auschwitz personnel. Laughter lines the faces of camp staff as they prepare for a sing-song. The photos were taken between May and December … Continue reading

November 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Paul Revere’s Ride

Note from the editor: I offer this poem, one of my favorites from childhood, as a tribute to the millions of Americans who showed up at the polls yesterday. Paul … Continue reading

November 7, 2018 · 3 Comments

Enter your email address to follow Vox Populi and receive new posts by email.

Join 10,078 other followers

Blog Stats

  • 3,427,042 hits

Archives