Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Joe Kadi | Good Poetry: A Force To Be Reckoned With

As soon as I became an activist, as soon as I connected with Arabs and feminists and queers and folks with disabilities and poor people fighting to re-make the world, poetry demanded my attention.

July 19, 2021 · 2 Comments

H.D.: Evening

shadow seeks shadow,
then both leaf
and leaf-shadow are lost 

July 2, 2021 · Leave a comment

Mariane Leon: My Suffering Is Not for Sale

We must redistribute wealth and not look at it as a favor, but a call to action.

June 22, 2021 · Leave a comment

Joe Kadi: Musings about a Gender Transition

My dear friends, I am here to tell you that men do indeed talk in bathrooms and in changerooms.

May 2, 2021 · 7 Comments

Jena Schwartz: Salvo

A few days later, I came out to my husband. Our marriage exploded into shards in a matter of minutes.

April 11, 2021 · Leave a comment

Jan-Mitchell Sherrill: Two love poems

Come with me
to the river again: we will test Heraclitus,
kiss deep at the tender point of sleepless change.

February 14, 2021 · 1 Comment

Abby Zimet: Heels not Heils

Hijacking the Proud Boys and MAGA Narrative Amidst Ruinous Reality.

October 6, 2020 · 2 Comments

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