Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Sandy Solomon: Waiter Taken at Noon, Buenos Aires, 1976

And you, who have not left your country because you must; you, untested by the state’s intent to harm; you, a lucky one, whose only life fattens and lazes on … Continue reading

February 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Sandy Solomon: Little Letter to the Future I

In our time we reckoned our dead in firearms— handguns, rifles, automatic weapons; in much-parsed constitutional clauses; in politicians bought by lobbyists and salesmen. In our time, we objected most … Continue reading

January 23, 2018 · 1 Comment

Sandy Solomon: Demonstration, Summer 1992

Serbian men outside her house, her cousins shot, her sister raped repeatedly:  the woman from Kosovo told this story as she cupped a candle to shield its fuddled flame. Elbow … Continue reading

January 7, 2018 · 1 Comment

Sandy Solomon: Three Pines

From a house in L’Aguiole, France, built in 1911 by a farmer, later a decorated sapeur-pompier in the Great War . Casement swung wide to receive the full moon and … Continue reading

November 30, 2017 · 1 Comment

Sandy Solomon: Child Molester

how can you withhold forgiveness
from the troubled man who cries,
begging to be left in peace

November 13, 2017 · 2 Comments

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