Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Andrena Zawinski: Twilit Sonnet

In twilight’s dusky backstreets and muted alleys, the dispossessed huddle for the evening in boxes or sleeping bags, under freeways, at doorways, inside storage bins. They retreat   to the … Continue reading

June 22, 2018 · 2 Comments

Andrena Zawinski: Rafts

Sun spills silver stars of light along rippling summer waves. A string of pelicans wing the horizon, light in flight for all their heft.   Children squeal and squirm inside … Continue reading

May 17, 2018 · 6 Comments

Andrena Zawinski: The Disappeared

for Mayra Solis, Rosanna King, Kavitha Sreeharsha, Rafia Hussain Across the sprawling green of lawn commemorating another Dias de Los Muertos, pink crosses stagger the walk for the murdered women … Continue reading

April 9, 2018 · 1 Comment

Andrena Zawinski: Singing Bird Haibun

“Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes,  and the grass grows by itself.” Basho . It is not a steely-eyed egret nor heft of pelican but just a singing bird that … Continue reading

March 6, 2018 · 1 Comment

Andrena Zawinski: Dancing with Neruda’s Bones  

Neruda, only known to me in the poet’s words–– I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul–– Neruda’s bones … Continue reading

January 16, 2018 · 1 Comment

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