Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Joy Gaines-Friedler: Detroit

I think of the sound of factories in the voice
of an old boyfriend from The Cass Corridor –
cocoon of his attic bedroom, mattress on the floor,
candle light and books in that long season of snow

February 17, 2021 · 12 Comments

Frida Kahlo: Sketch of Diego

Growing up from his Asiatic-type head is his fine, thin hair, which somehow gives the impression that it is floating in air. He looks like an immense baby with an … Continue reading

February 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Radical Art and Life of Diego Rivera

El Vendedor De Alcatraces — Portrait of Angelina Beloff 1909 — Colonisation, The Great City of Tenochtitlan, detail from the mural, Pre-Hispanic and Colonial Mexico, 1945-52 — Cultivation of Maize … Continue reading

August 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Video: Frida Kahlo (rare footage)

A montage of short clips of Frida Kahlo set to Esa Noche a song by Café Tacuba. We see Kahlo working in her studio, as well as talking with her husband Diego … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · 8 Comments

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