Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Adrie Kusserow: Bus Station, Kampala, Uganda

For Willem, age 3 . We are lost. . Holding you tight, the drunks pawing me . as I weave through the stalls sticky with beer and urine . looking … Continue reading

March 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Adrie Kusserow: War Metaphysics for a Sudanese Girl

  For Aciek Arok Deng I leave the camp, unable to breathe, . me Freud girl, after her interior, she “Lost Girl,” after my purse, . her face: dark as … Continue reading

February 11, 2019 · 16 Comments

Adrie Kusserow: Skull Trees

South Sudan Arok, hiding from the Arabs in the branches of a tree,  two weeks surviving on leaves,  legs numb, mouth dry. When the mosquitoes swarmed and the bodies settled … Continue reading

January 14, 2019 · 1 Comment

Six Years in an African Village: An Interview with Jill Kandel

Originally posted on BREVITY's Nonfiction Blog:
A guest post from Lisa Ohlen Harris: I “met” Jill Kandel in 2006 when she submitted a wonderful essay to Relief Journal, where…

January 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Nick Turse: How Not to Win Hearts and Minds in Africa

Hushed Pentagon Investigation Slaps U.S. Africa Command’s Humanitarian Activities.    DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — Movie night in Mouloud, Djibouti.  Skype lessons in Ethiopia.  Veterinary training assistance in Garissa, Kenya.  … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

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