Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Doug Anderson: Poem

I can’t help but write it, get up in the morning and there it is. Useless, worth nothing on the market. No piece of oil field technology, nor can it … Continue reading

January 26, 2018 · 1 Comment

Doug Anderson: Tucson, 1970

I remember standing in a long line being processed into jail. Guy behind me is furious: they’ve handcuffed him to a transvestite who is smiling at his discomfort. They put … Continue reading

August 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

Jose Padua: The Cold War of my American Dream

It was in the sixth grade when Sister Geraldine took us bad listeners and day dreamers out into the hall one afternoon to repeat after her, one by one, “The … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · 1 Comment

Jose Padua: I have Driven from the Forest and the Mountains

I have driven from the forest and the mountains through snow, wind, and rain and various times of day, in heat and in cold, during love and during hatred, with … Continue reading

October 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jose Padua: Fear and Whiskey

  To the young actor between roles who was my supervisor at my temporary data entry job at Goldman Sachs, and who tried to make me get his coffee when … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

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