Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Stephen Dobyns: Leaf Blowers

That autumn morning he awoke to the crying
of lost souls that quickly changed to the roar
of leaf blowers up and down the street

November 5, 2020 · 6 Comments

Elizabeth Romero: Angel

It is night I am here On my street in this warm kitchen At this bright table I put water on for tea it is wonderful To be here the … Continue reading

April 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Elizabeth Romero: As They Really Were

I want everybody here: The living and the dead. Not the dead as you might think: Rotted and smelling of the grave. Nor even as they were at the end … Continue reading

July 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Michael Simms: Hammer

On East Carson Street, skinny white boys
Slump in front of tattoo parlors
Scratching their arms.

August 13, 2017 · 22 Comments

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