Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Edgar Gabriel Silex: Theory of Mind

For my daughter . that look in her eighteen-month-old mind the instant in which the world is fashioned beyond simple acts of sticking everything in her mouth and her face … Continue reading

October 2, 2018 · 1 Comment

Al Maginnes: The Book of Forgetting

By now she’s tired of stories spotlighting her early deeds, actions too endearing to be plotted, or the years before she came, blanks of time distant as fires in the … Continue reading

August 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Michael Simms: Names

Lea wants to change her name to Tina. Her mother says she must think very carefully because a name has to fit. The wrong name can bind like someone else’s … Continue reading

June 16, 2018 · 7 Comments

Andrea Hollander: The Before and the After

At the airport terminal the coarse sound of wheeled suitcases, a toddler giggling, running a few feet beyond his father.   A brown-haired woman at the kiosk that sells last-minute … Continue reading

May 14, 2018 · 3 Comments

Arlene Weiner: Advice to a Daughter

. A man is like the United States. . He is stronger than you but less flexible. He is impatient. . He expects you to smile. He forgets easily. He … Continue reading

October 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

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