Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Lindsey Royce: Purification And All That Fuckery

My hovel, my mess—surfaces like baseball mounds, my pubic mound—books papers piled, my checkbook math, an epic fail—cleanliness, godliness—washing the carpet, the body—a good Catholic girl I was scared of … Continue reading

September 8, 2021 · Leave a comment

Jeffrey Harrison: The Mount

the blue-jeaned ass of the one on top
moving up and down, pelvis cramming
noiselessly into the rump of the one
underneath, whose vacant eye
caught mine for an instant as I walked past

March 2, 2021 · 1 Comment

Deesha Philyaw: I Am Not My Ancestors

‘Just don’t try and make a world out of a man, especially a man who’ll still be a boy when you a full-grown woman.’

July 19, 2020 · 10 Comments

Michelle Bitting: Ode to Sex with You

lips two wild pulsing fish
swift bubbles of nothing
moaned into the air’s
naked ear

July 8, 2020 · 1 Comment

Sydney Lea: To Sydney Lea, Whom I Found Online

You must get tired of requests from witless strange men to meet up.

September 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Meg Pokrass: Quack

He tells her this: “When ejaculating, I quack.” “Promise?”She’s poking water next to him — tipping front, then back, and then over again, looking at the sky, sideways.He gets her feathers … Continue reading

April 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Adrian Blevins: An Ode to the Erection

I sing, for my daughter, of shanks and shafts and the endearing contrast between the mind’s affairs and the body’s undiscriminating inclinations.

February 28, 2015 · 9 Comments

Video: I didn’t Like It the First Time (The Spinach Song) by Julia Lee

  Julia Lee (October 31, 1902 – December 8, 1958) was an American ” dirty blues” musician. Born in Boonville, Missouri, Lee was raised in Kansas City, and began her musical … Continue reading

February 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

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