Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Terry Blackhawk: At the Moscow Circus

The illusion comes and goes and I don’t deny
I almost see them as ‘real’—all of them, the bear
inside the man inside the bear.

September 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

Michael Simms: Nigel

I’ve been reading an obituary
About Nigel
The lonely gannet of Mana Island
Who fell in love
With a concrete statue

June 8, 2020 · 16 Comments

Michael Simms: A Story About My Daughter's Kindness

The woman took a small knife out of her apron pocket and held the blade to the goat’s throat. Do you want to be responsible? What’s twenty pulas to you? You are a rich American and this is just a poor Botswana goat. Have you no heart?

May 2, 2020 · 9 Comments

Terry Blackhawk: Orchis Opens the Book

feel the earth whinny and stomp

February 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Meg Pokrass: Between Animals

I imagined climbing the Everest of his body, perching on the top of his belly like a sexy squid, dangling my breasts over the shelf of his face like fishing lines.

October 12, 2019 · 1 Comment

Chuck Taylor: Cutting

At first, I had no idea why the dogs were in the cages. I heard stories that the dogs were picked up running loose at night through many neighborhoods and delivered in old trucks to the hospital at night. I could tell that many of these dogs had been pets.

September 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Molly Fisk: The Fox Laughs at the Hounds

voices chorusing woods and fields, ringing
off the stone walls she runs beside, light
and fleet, silent as new snow falling through

July 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Dawn Potter: Average Land

Even a person like you, paddling away in your outrigger canoe, counting strokes and plotting interviews with fans (or, contrariwise, splitting your proud bow on a sharp rock and girding … Continue reading

September 24, 2018 · 2 Comments

Michael Simms: The Happiness of Animals

When the soul-sickness takes me And my mind is in an ugly place And I resent other writers their success, I retire to my attic room To look out the … Continue reading

September 1, 2018 · 16 Comments

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