Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Sharon Fagan McDermott: This Against the Night

Sweet hyssop and the sweltering hives
from which sail bees, their resolute flight
into July, into my garden.

August 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Hayden Saunier: After Watching the Attorney General Testify, May 1, 2019

I’m back outside, hands deep in dirt and dirt’s
the only thing that’s telling truth today.

June 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sharon Fagan McDermott: Meditation on a Sanctuary

And still there is shelter in shade
and pummeling rain, in the produce aisle
with its mounds of lemons, nectarines.

June 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Linda Ingroia: What Is Mud’s Dirty Little Secret?

It’s a double-edged sword. … The more we put up barriers, the more we reduce our human microbiomes.

April 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Lynn Freehill-Maye: How Removing Asphalt Is Softening Our Cities

 Greening alleys reclaims public space, reconnects urban dwellers to one another, and invites nature deep into cities. Rachel Schutz hated watching the kids play outside, and not because she was … Continue reading

February 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Julianne Michaels: We Are All Pro-life

There are more than two sides to the abortion debate. We know what anti-abortionists want. It’s one of the things pro-choice people want. Everyone’s heart would prefer no abortions ever. … Continue reading

July 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Molly Fisk: The October Garden

If you were zinnia, still bright in the October garden, and I the last orange cosmos. If you were catmint blue draping yourself over the cinder block wall and I … Continue reading

October 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Garden Crone: Beyond Local — Bioregional Based Eating and Economies

In a world where so much attention is needed everywhere to stop injustice and environmental destruction, it can be overwhelming to know which path to take. Many of us seek … Continue reading

September 23, 2017 · 1 Comment

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