Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Michael Simms: Who Will Tell Them?

Goodbye elephant bird
Who frightened Sinbad.
Goodbye wigeon,
Curleau, lapwing, crake.
Goodbye mascarene coot.
Sorry we never had a chance to meet.

November 9, 2019 · 11 Comments

Tim Radford: Extinction gathers pace as species vanish

Planet Earth is undergoing a “great extinction,” researchers say – and we need to worry much more about the annihilation of biology. LONDON, 12 July, 2017 – The planet could … Continue reading

July 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

Patricia A. Nugent: Trump May Do Some Good

“I really have to say that Donald Trump has done something that’s been very good for me.” I stare at her, unable to eke out a sound. Ellen and I … Continue reading

August 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

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