Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Sandra McPherson: The Delicacy

for M.H. Friend, remember how you showed us beasts love beauty?We were wading in your lake with bluegills and you said,Be careful, you will lose your beauty marks . To … Continue reading

March 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sandra McPherson: For Elizabeth Bishop

The child I left your class to have   Later had a habit of sleeping   With her arms around a globeShe’d unscrewed, dropped, and dented.I always felt she could possess it,   The pink countries and the … Continue reading

February 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Audio: Elizabeth Bishop reads “The Fish” (text included)

. Elizabeth Bishop (1911 – 1979) was an American poet and short-story writer who was born in Massachusetts, raised in Nova Scotia, and lived for many years in Brazil with … Continue reading

July 30, 2017 · 1 Comment

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