Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Elizabeth Gargano: Why I Chose to Be My Mother’s Caretaker

Living on Human Time When I tell friends and acquaintances that my eighty-nine-year-old mother will be moving in with my husband and me, I get two kinds of stares. One … Continue reading

August 11, 2018 · 2 Comments

Philip F. Clark: The Fathers

I steadied you in the bathroom as you pissed, drunk and shaking. I was the only one who would make sure you didn’t fall. You kept talking about the friends … Continue reading

July 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Dr. Michael Greger: Aging

A six-year study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found three behaviors exerted enormous impact on mortality: not currently smoking, consuming a healthier diet, and moderately exercising at … Continue reading

April 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jenne’ R. Andrews: Of Thanatos, the Footman

Naked you were luminous and all my cells photographed you, stayed with me all these years. But there was a shadow to that beauty. When we are older we acquire … Continue reading

October 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

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