Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Paul Christensen: The American Dream

I never mastered the art of the hustle, and the bar, with its stench of stale beer and cigar smoke, intimidated me. I shined my father’s shoes for a dime, and scrubbed the polish off my hands with cleanser. Life is hard, and I was getting beat up by it.

May 5, 2019 · 1 Comment

John Cheever: In Town for Lunch

In town for lunch. The air-conditioning, the smell of perfume and gin, the attentions of the headwaiter, the real and unreal sense of haste, importance, and freedom that clings to … Continue reading

July 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Video: Jack Kerouac — “McDougall Street Blues”

Jack Kerouac speaks while Steve Allen plays jazz piano. With video clips of New York City in the 1950’s and 60’s. A beautiful piece of collaborative work capturing the mood … Continue reading

April 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

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