Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

John Samuel Tieman: Marriage

that moment when you know
you did this one thing right

April 20, 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

Judith A. Brice: To Charlie, Beyond the Mist

Will the mist have vanished from the lake by the time you read this? — birthday note to Charlie from a good friend   What she couldn’t know was your eyes … Continue reading

August 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Andrea Hollander: Room to Room

And then I began to muse, the way all of us do who have been let down, betrayed, left to wander room to room, taking a stack of dishtowels from … Continue reading

June 11, 2018 · 1 Comment

Michael Simms: The Marriage-Bed

For Eva   The marriage-bed is the center of happiness a point from which all things ripple outward, a nest from which all things learn to fly. It is the … Continue reading

April 22, 2018 · 2 Comments

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