Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

David Huddle: My Presidents

The nation formerly known as the United States of America has revealed its new name –– Trumpiana Unum Aeternitas.           —Fox News, June 22, 2022 . Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, … Continue reading

April 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Naomi Shihab Nye: Ted Kooser is My President

When I travel abroad, I will invoke Ted’s poems at checkpoints: yes, barns, yes, memory, gentility, the quiet little wind among stones. If they ask, You are American? I will … Continue reading

February 1, 2017 · 4 Comments

Naomi Shihab Nye: “Letters My Prez Is Not Sending” and “Ted Kooser Is My President”

Naomi Shihab Nye reads two poems at the 2009 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival: “Letters My Prez Is Not Sending” and “Ted Kooser Is My President.” This video is included here by … Continue reading

December 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

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