Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Rita Sims Quillen: Sugar-n-Spice, Etc.

Once we sneaked out of a slumber party
tiptoed onto an icy bridge
still in our babydoll pajamas and
froze our prissy asses off

April 12, 2021 · 1 Comment

Rita Sims Quillen: First Memory

People never believe me
when I tell them I recall
waking in my crib, lying watchful

December 16, 2020 · 2 Comments

Rita Sims Quillen: Taste and Other Mysteries

little oily sardines to lay on saltines
which he would make disappear
into the smile under his moustache

October 21, 2020 · 6 Comments

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