Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Danusha Laméris: Bonfire Opera

In those days, there was a woman in our circle
who was known, not only for her beauty,
but for taking off all her clothes and singing opera.
And sure enough…

December 1, 2019 · 2 Comments

Danusha Laméris: Small Kindnesses

For the waitress
to call us honey when she sets down the bowl of clam chowder,
and for the driver in the red pick-up truck to let us pass.
We have so little of each other, now.

August 11, 2019 · 11 Comments

James J. Zogby: Most Democratic Candidates Still Afraid To Criticize Israel’s Violations Of Palestinian Rights

Benjamin Netanyahu and his policies are viewed negatively by most Democrats. This shift in opinion has placed many Democratic presidential candidates in a bind.

June 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Danusha Laméris: Insha’Allah

How lightly we learn to hold hope,
as if it were an animal that could turn around
and bite your hand.

June 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Danusha Laméris: Fictional Characters

Do they ever want to escape? Climb out of the white pages and enter our world? Holden Caulfield slipping in the movie theater to catch the two o’clock Anna Karenina … Continue reading

February 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

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