Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Michael Simms: Hands

Every man who works with his hands
Has seen that look. Maybe we showed up
To patch the roof, service the furnace,
Or unclog the sewer…

September 22, 2019 · 9 Comments

Dawn Potter: How to Ask for Money

Grandmother declared, after her third glass of rosé, that vehement was a flavor. Then she turned to stare at me. “A curtsey,” she trumpeted, “is a stitch in time!” She … Continue reading

November 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Marc Jampole: The Moral Aspect of Tax Policy

How much do the “deserving” rich really deserve? Not as much as they think. As Donald Trump and Republicans roll out their proposal to provide wealthy people with a massive … Continue reading

October 2, 2017 · 4 Comments

Phoebe A. Cirio: Ideological Differences — The Bread and Circuses of the Current Era

My husband had surgery last week. As the dutiful wife, I accompanied him to the hospital with much reading material to occupy myself as I waited during his procedure.   Hospital … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Chris Hedges: The Pathology of the Rich White Family in America

The pathology of the rich white family is the most dangerous pathology in America. The rich white family is cursed with too much money and privilege. It is devoid of … Continue reading

May 19, 2015 · 3 Comments

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