Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Doug Anderson: Orchid

Finally, a small wind to move the curtains.
Hot in this upstairs room. Outside,
the dogs sleep on the cool concrete floor
of the garage.

August 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Elizabeth Romero: Question on a Wednesday Night

And you, my love.
Why do I feel alone without you
Whom I have never known?

May 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Fay Bound Alberti: One is the loneliest number

The history of a Western problem ‘God, but life is loneliness,’ declared the writer Sylvia Plath in her private journals. Despite all the grins and smiles we exchange, she says, … Continue reading

December 15, 2018 · 3 Comments

Al Maginnes: Source

Out of sore feet, out of roadsides sooted with dusk, out of gravel, jeweled crumbs of shattered glass, out   of the wide gesture of the hand toward heaven, out … Continue reading

October 18, 2018 · 2 Comments

Robert Walicki: Wet

Into those warm, wet fields again and again, where we came, pulled by the blur of light, after the last soccer game in the July dark,   we walked off … Continue reading

October 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Christina Rossetti: From Sunset to Star Rise

Go from me, summer friends, and tarry not: I am no summer friend, but wintry cold, A silly sheep benighted from the fold, A sluggard with a thorn-choked garden plot. … Continue reading

October 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

David Huddle: Animal Videos as Last-Resort Religious Practice of the Ruined Nation

When politics became so deceitful and hateful that even the idiot president himself could see the country collapsing into chaos, we citizens . found the old comforts–food, music, booze, drugs, … Continue reading

September 5, 2018 · 3 Comments

George Monbiot: There Is Such A Thing as Society

Why should plagues of mental illness surprise us, in a world being ripped apart? What greater indictment of a system could there be than an epidemic of mental illness? Yet … Continue reading

October 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

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