Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Pauletta Hansel: Joy

When we finally sprung my father from the hospital
after days spent staring at the cardio unit’s
cinderblock walls the color of nothing
good, his joy could not be contained.

July 21, 2021 · 4 Comments

Ziggy Edwards: Childish Thinking

When you badmouth the world and human beings
I sigh and nod like I’m wise instead of blessed.

September 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: “Optimism” by Jane Hirshfield

out of such persistence arose turtles, rivers,
mitochondria, figs—all this resinous, unretractable earth

June 9, 2019 · 1 Comment

Video: B.B. King animated by Blank on Blank

In this animated video by Blank on Blank, B.B. King tells the story behind the naming of his legendary guitar Lucille and talks about his attitude toward life and music. … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · 4 Comments

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