Vox Populi

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Elizabeth Romero: Question on a Wednesday Night

And you, my love.
Why do I feel alone without you
Whom I have never known?

May 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Emily Dickinson: The Loneliness One dare not sound

The Loneliness One dare not sound—And would as soon surmiseAs in its Grave go plumbingTo ascertain the size— The Loneliness whose worst alarmIs lest itself should see—And perish from before … Continue reading

March 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Fay Bound Alberti: One is the loneliest number

The history of a Western problem ‘God, but life is loneliness,’ declared the writer Sylvia Plath in her private journals. Despite all the grins and smiles we exchange, she says, … Continue reading

December 15, 2018 · 3 Comments

Justin Vicari: Kingdom of One

Hey there, snappy-coated language and an unexpected, high-tech subject will not reinvent your reasons for speaking, oneself one’s only true subject, no matter what we think, here in this diner-booth … Continue reading

May 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Chris Hedges: The Lonely American

Michael P. Printup, president of Watkins Glen International, one of the country’s largest racetracks, stood with a group of about a dozen race fans at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Next to … Continue reading

July 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

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