Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Robert Wrigley: Narrating Night to the New Puppy Gladys

These are clouds and those are stars, while over there, the headlights of cars. Up from the east ridge the full moon’s rise reflected on the west in a whitetail’s … Continue reading

July 17, 2020 · 1 Comment

David Adès: One Manifestation of Compassion

I did the only humane thing left

March 14, 2020 · 2 Comments

Leslie McGrath: The Death of Dogs

In the middle of the night when he thinks
I’m asleep, Bill will weep without sound
shaking the bed like a curse at God

January 15, 2020 · 10 Comments

Video: Vargsamtal/Nowness

. Would you choose to live wild and free as a wolf, or have a job with benefits, like a sled dog? Swedish-born Sven Engholm owns and operates a dogsledding … Continue reading

January 20, 2019 · 2 Comments

Ellen McGrath Smith: I want to put on a show like a Congressman

Dogs in the dog park, fighting pretty nice until someone unleashes their alpha, and the humans rush in to do the rough equivalent of calling their elected representatives, pulling their … Continue reading

October 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Ruth Clark: Here in Hereford — The Archer on Sam’s Table

Because we have the archer,  I always arise about the same time to walk him.  He lies patient and silent in his crate as I dress in the big room, … Continue reading

March 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

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