Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Dawn Potter: Epithalamion for Grendel

He strides into storms, he wades into pools of silt.

July 29, 2019 · 3 Comments

John Samuel Tieman: Marriage

that moment when you know
you did this one thing right

April 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Meg Pokrass: Quack

He tells her this: “When ejaculating, I quack.” “Promise?”She’s poking water next to him — tipping front, then back, and then over again, looking at the sky, sideways.He gets her feathers … Continue reading

April 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Yahya Frederickson: Hussam’s Heart

 al-Wa’r, Syria .  My flat smells stale, so I go ask Hussam, the young neighborhood grocer, if he sells incense, a shard to crumble over my censer’s coals. He raises … Continue reading

February 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Judith A. Brice: To Charlie, Beyond the Mist

Will the mist have vanished from the lake by the time you read this? — birthday note to Charlie from a good friend   What she couldn’t know was your eyes … Continue reading

August 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Mike James: Marriage Proposal — A Found Poem

free estimate available   inventory includes socks, shoes, books, kitchen utensils, tooth paste tubes, headaches, hard laughs, affection nearly always, sickness real and imagined, gravity induced wrinkles and frowns   … Continue reading

April 6, 2017 · 1 Comment

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