Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Video: While I Yet Live

Five acclaimed African American quilters from Gee’s Bend, Alabama, talk about love, religion and the fight for civil rights as they continue the tradition of quilting that originally brought them together.

November 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Mexican Handcraft Masters — The Face of the Devil

Through his art, Filipe Horta seeks to assure that the nativity plays endure as a piece of the region’s living traditions, not merely historic folklore.

October 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

Michael Simms: Hands

Every man who works with his hands
Has seen that look. Maybe we showed up
To patch the roof, service the furnace,
Or unclog the sewer…

September 22, 2019 · 9 Comments

Video: Mexican Handcraft Masters/Stonemasonry

How keeping a craft tradition alive can bring a 500-year-old city into the future.

August 25, 2019 · 2 Comments

Video: La Madre Buena (The Good Mother)

A Mexican mother torn between her politics and pleasing her only son’s request – to have a Donald Trump piñata for his birthday party.

July 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Mexican Handcraft Masters/Glazed Pottery

. HERNÁNDEZ CARLOS FAMILY / GLAZED POTTERY Directed by Mariano Rentería, Mexican Handcraft Masters is a documentary series about the different methods of working various types of crafts in the … Continue reading

March 31, 2019 · 1 Comment

Video: Mexican Handcraft Masters/Copper

. ABDÓN PUNZO and his crew make beautiful, functional artifacts from waste copper in Santa Clara del Cobre, Michoacan. Directed by Mariano Rentería Garnica, Mexican Handcraft Masters is a documentary series about … Continue reading

December 8, 2018 · 3 Comments

Central de Muros: In Mexico City, Artists Cover World’s Largest Market In Murals

The second phase of the Central de Muros begins with 50 artists from around the world racing to finish 39 murals. Mexico City’s Central de Abasto, the world’s largest market, … Continue reading

November 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

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