Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Pablo Neruda: I’m explaining a few things

Treacherous
generals:
see my dead house,
look at broken Spain

August 7, 2019 · 2 Comments

Before Venezuela: The long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accuses the United States of trying to orchestrate a coup against him, and that allegation has resonance among many in a region where Washington has a … Continue reading

February 5, 2019 · 1 Comment

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Paul Revere’s Ride

Note from the editor: I offer this poem, one of my favorites from childhood, as a tribute to the millions of Americans who showed up at the polls yesterday. Paul … Continue reading

November 7, 2018 · 3 Comments

Andrena Zawinski: Dancing with Neruda’s Bones  

Neruda, only known to me in the poet’s words–– I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul–– Neruda’s bones … Continue reading

January 16, 2018 · 1 Comment

Pablo Neruda: Poetry is Rebellion

I have never known how to be eloquent in my appreciation. The world’s magnitude, knowledge, acknowledgement, the joy of a gift received, smooth as a comet’s passing, all this and … Continue reading

January 4, 2017 · 3 Comments

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