Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

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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