Vox Populi

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Jose Padua: Self-Portrait in the Form of a Chalk Outline on the Concrete Belly of America

Jose Padua is a dish best served cold with onions, mushrooms and tomatoes in a light broth and accompanied by a rich lager with subtle aftertones of lemon. Jose Padua … Continue reading

May 25, 2018 · 6 Comments

Patricia A. Nugent: Rush to Judgment

She shuffles up to me on the sidewalk, paper cup in hand. She speaks so softly, I can’t understand what she’s saying. I ask her to repeat it. “I’m homeless. … Continue reading

December 23, 2017 · 17 Comments

Video: Lakota in America

. Genevieve Iron Lightning is a young Lakota dancer on the Cheyenne River Reservation, one of the poorest communities in the US. Unemployment, addiction, alcoholism, and suicide are all challenges … Continue reading

December 17, 2017 · 1 Comment

Susan Sailer: In Welch

I’m trying to reach Superior, pull in to an old gas station in southern West Virginia. In the office a man sits on a high stool.   I ask him … Continue reading

December 6, 2017 · 2 Comments

Arlene Weiner: Poverty Festival

It probably shows a poverty of imagination that when I misread New York Poetry Festival as New York Poverty Festival I couldn’t imagine how to celebrate poverty, even though I’ve … Continue reading

September 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: The Curse and the Jubilee

. Directed by Ivete Lucas and Otis Lee, The Curse and the Jubilee is an intimate, arresting portrait of the cursed Appalachian mining town of Ivanhoe, Virginia. The film captures the … Continue reading

July 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Marc Jampole: New Kansas law picks the pockets of the poor

New Kansas law picks the pockets of the poor while humiliating them in the process. When Republicans support or pass a law to address a non-problem, they usually have an … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

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