Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

John Samuel Tieman: Thank you for your service

At the gym the other day, a few of us old veterans were talking among ourselves. The subject drifted to how tired we are of that “Thank you for your … Continue reading

November 11, 2019 · 19 Comments

Video: Medieval Martha Stewart

. A documentary by Taylor Hawkins. Damaged by childhood abuse, PTSD, and chronic loneliness, Iraq war veteran Josh Brock has turned his anger and sorrow into a personal ethos of … Continue reading

October 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Molly Fisk: American Riddle

When you can’t figure out how to stop the war in Iraq, much less how to make enough money to pay your mortgage, moving the hundred and eighty dollars from … Continue reading

November 16, 2017 · 2 Comments

Chris Hedges: The Lie of Patriotism

BALTIMORE—When Rory Fanning, a burly veteran who served in the 2nd Army Ranger Battalion and was deployed in Afghanistan in 2002 and 2004, appeared at the Donald Trump rally in … Continue reading

April 5, 2016 · 2 Comments

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