Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Mike James: Swimming in the Rain

  no lightning warns her from the river so she swims on and on, across   the rain little more than drizzle not as strong as the water she’s in … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Chana Bloch: Fortress

. Silence is a strenuous language but we have chosen it. A shut door, a shrug, stone upon stone. . The stones have a history. They were pulled from the … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Chana Bloch: Death March, 1945

. “There was a muddy ditch at the side of the road where the road took a sudden turn. If I could jump —.” Five Muselmänner abreast, the trekking dead, … Continue reading

February 2, 2015 · 1 Comment