Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

James Wright: Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio

In the Shreve High football stadium, I think of Polacks nursing long beers in Tiltonsville, And gray faces of Negroes in the blast furnace at Benwood, And the ruptured night … Continue reading

September 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

W.J. Astore: Major Sporting Events and Air Shows — Too Corporatized, Too Controlling, Too Much

Been to a major American sporting event lately? If not, consider yourself fortunate. The NFL and NASCAR are already over-the-top when it comes to manufactured noise, exaggerated pyrotechnics, and wall-to-wall … Continue reading

May 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

Jose Padua: Why I Can’t Stand To Watch The Game Anymore

Because I can’t bear the sight of these middle-aged men declaring the next day that the firing of six bullets into an unarmed black man was necessary and justified and … Continue reading

December 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

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