Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

BJ Ward: First Thanksgiving

A chair was never emptier
than on the first Thanksgiving
after my father died.

November 26, 2020 · 5 Comments

Edgar Gabriel Silex: The Planting of the Blue Corn

after the fields are planted and the blue corn seeds are nestled in the red earth     after the Corn Planter has put away his sacred planting stick he says … Continue reading

November 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Zenobia Jefferies: Don’t Trash Thanksgiving. Decolonize It

Despite the holiday’s false origin tale, we can celebrate with our families in ways that honor those whom the day originally dishonored. Ultimately, within our families and communities and schools, … Continue reading

November 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Laure-Anne Bosselaar: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving today.  Soaked with sleet. No sun for six days — six is the Devil’s number. I have looked through this window, at these American skies for 5 times 6 … Continue reading

November 22, 2018 · 5 Comments

The True Story of Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving story you know probably goes like this: English Pilgrims, seeking religious freedom, landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts, where they found a rich land full of animals and were greeted … Continue reading

November 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

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