Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Liz Moran: Telling the Bees (for JoAnn)

Your emptiness
depends upon the bees.

June 22, 2020 · 1 Comment

Ellery Akers: Our Grief for the Earth is Hidden

When I was born
I thought I’d be taken from the earth
I didn’t think the earth would be taken from me

March 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

Sandy Solomon: Reading Suite Française

“Remove your yellow star.
Head for Switzerland or try
for Nice. Don’t write your will
Don’t imagine what the Germans feel.”

July 31, 2019 · 1 Comment

Beth Copeland: Good Intentions

It’s not the bee’s fault, Daddy says, pulling the stinger from the tender flesh of my inner arm. Look,  it’s dead. It didn’t   mean any harm. The honeybee, no bigger than a … Continue reading

July 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Molly Fisk: An Apiary Has Nothing to Do with Apes

One of the things I’m good at is linking people together. Not match-making,  although two couples have married who fell in love during my poetry class. Usually it’s more practical: … Continue reading

March 12, 2018 · 2 Comments

Michael T. Young: Honeybees

I’ve felt myself changed simply walking  into shade along a street; I’ve come suddenly upon the scent of snapdragon or heard a distant car crash and found my every thought … Continue reading

March 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Elizabeth Boakes: Biodiversity isn’t just pretty — it future-proofs our world

A small boy hauls enthusiastically on his fishing rod. The line flies up and a needle-spined fish strikes him in the eye. Desperate to stay outdoors, he ignores the pain, … Continue reading

January 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jessica Corbett: ‘Ecological Armageddon’ — Warnings From Scientists as Flying Insects Disappear

As new report shows flying insect population plunged by 76 percent, author predicts “our grandchildren will inherit a profoundly impoverished world.” A new study published Wednesday, revealing populations of flying … Continue reading

October 20, 2017 · 1 Comment

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