Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Susan Kelly-DeWitt: Ode to Brother Roach

Slippery brother!
You are the secret bead
in the rosary of reviled
things.

November 4, 2020 · 1 Comment

Elizabeth Jacobson: Next to You, Permanence

I wrapped the corpse of a juvenile bull snake I found on the road around a slender branch of a young aspen tree, coiling it into three even loops. The … Continue reading

January 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Yusef Komunyakaa: Ode to the Maggot

Little
Master of earth, no one gets to heaven
Without going through you first.

October 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

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