Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Clifford Thompson: Twin of Blackness

I have come to think of blackness as my twin. The proof is that we came along at the same time: 1963, the year of my birth, also brought the … Continue reading

July 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Chana Bloch: Fortress

. Silence is a strenuous language but we have chosen it. A shut door, a shrug, stone upon stone. . The stones have a history. They were pulled from the … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Matthew Thorburn: Two Poems from “A Green River in Spring”

First Light . The sun breaks like an egg over everything east of here. Stop stop, enough enough, the sparrows say—or that’s what Lao Wen says . they say in … Continue reading

April 11, 2015 · Leave a comment