Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Robinson Jeffers: Shine, Perishing Republic

…a mortal splendor;
meteors are not needed less than mountains;
shine, perishing republic.

October 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

Audio: Gil Scott-Heron | Home Is Where the Hatred Is

Home is where the needle marks
Try to heal my broken heart

August 29, 2020 · 3 Comments

Domenico Agostini, Samuel Thrope: Apocalyptic Comfort

This is not the end. Lessons from ancient Iran.

July 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

Michael Simms: The end of civilization as we know it

I want to apologize for walking in
When the dog was licking
Your bald head as you lay
On the couch drinking rum
Straight from the bottle…

January 18, 2020 · 23 Comments

W. D. Ehrhart: Beautiful Wreckage

In Vietnamese, Con Thien means
place of angels. What if it really was
instead of the place of rotting sandbags,
incoming heavy artillery, rats and mud.

June 19, 2017 · 3 Comments

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