Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Althea Romeo Mark: Sunrise in the Afternoon

I wonder if the crying is one of pain, of boredom or of frustration from being imprisoned in a body that no longer works or obeys her will.

April 6, 2021 · 2 Comments

Breanna Draxler: The Power of Inclusive Intergenerational Climate Activism

The energy and intersectionality of youth along with the experience and engagement of elders are putting climate issues at the forefront of the 2020 elections.

September 29, 2020 · 1 Comment

Old Story: Auditing Grandpa

The IRS decided to audit Grandpa, and summoned him to the IRS office. The IRS auditor was not surprised when Grandpa showed up with his attorney.

August 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

Peter Makuck: Two Poems

Mockingbirds converse
With a catchy song outside
My study window

May 21, 2020 · 3 Comments

Jane Ganahl, et al: Elder Women Speak about the Virus

Women over 60 share their coronavirus stories—from becoming a grandmother to dancing in the street.

May 3, 2020 · 6 Comments

Robert Wrigley: Two Poems

they rise and form their three- or four-bird patrols
leaving the haunted campus behind,
until the priest raven perches alone and calls,
in search of the people none of them can find.

April 9, 2020 · 1 Comment

Peter Makuck: Seniors

mocking with an ache
that comes with leafdrop, woodsmoke,
and those shots of bourbon that ease
not a thing

February 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

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