Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Rob Cantor: “Shia LaBeouf”

Featuring The Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, The West L.A. Children’s Choir, The Argus Quartet, aerial artists, dancers wearing masks, and a “real live cannibal.” Oh yeah, you need … Continue reading

December 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video: “Life During Wartime” by Talking Heads

From Stop Making Sense. Amanda Ashley says, “This makes me happy.”

December 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video: “Dance Me to the End of Love” by Leonard Cohen


November 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jack Kerouac (rare footage) / Cat Power – Good Woman

Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Lucian Carr, and others in New York 1959… set to soundtrack of “Good Woman” by Cat Power.        

November 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

Video: “Sea of Heartbreak” by Don Gibson

First recorded in 1961, “Sea of Heartbreak,” written and performed by Don Gibson, made many people aware for the first time of the potential for poetry in the lyrics of … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

Video: Homeless man shares his composition on the piano

Ryan, a man who has been living on the street for 30 years, plays the piano outside in downtown Edmonton, in Churchill Square.  He is self-taught.         … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video: “Big Ugly Men” by Kate Tempest

In this wild poem, Gloria the Barmaid is trapped after hours in the bar with Clive and Spider.          

September 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video: “The Ballad of Terry and Clive” by Kate Tempest

In November 2013, performance poet Kate Tempest and Battersea Arts Centre embarked on a journey together to tour the award winning show Brand New Ancients.           … Continue reading

September 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video: Performance poet and rapper Kate Tempest

Brand New Ancients:  the first of a three part series performed by spoken word artist Kate Tempest during a 2013 tour through England and ending in New York City.. Directed … Continue reading

September 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video: “Piano Fling” from Northern Exposure

This is possibly the best explanation of art and innovation ever to appear in American popular culture: “It’s not the thing you fling, it’s the fling itself.”

July 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sing along with Eunice the Uterus

A light-hearted song with a serious political message about affirming women’s rights for anatomical autonomy, sung by Eunice and Holly… “Kicking politicians out of vaginas since 2012!”

July 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

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