Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Sally Bliumis-Dunn: Quahogue

I knocked
and you showed me the letter
from your father who left when you were five.

January 13, 2020 · Leave a comment

George Monbiot: Life Enhancing

Allowing the seas to recover from the outrageous assaults of commercial fishing can help heal our own wounded lives.

January 13, 2020 · Leave a comment

Sally Bliumis-Dunn: Work

The father sanded the gunwales,the boy coiled the lines.
And I admired them there, each to his task
in the quiet of the long familiar.

December 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sally Bliumis-Dunn : Echolocation

I saw one once—heaved onto the sand with kelp
stuck to its blue-gray skin.
Heavy and immobile,
it lay like a great sadness.

November 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sally Bliumis-Dunn: Right Whales

they said it took weeks
for the whale to die deep below the surface

September 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

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