Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Video: The Moon’s Milk

Narrated by Tom Waits, the film chronicles the last expedition of Captain Millipede and his crew to harvest the milk seeping from the moon’s craters. (13 minutes)

January 19, 2020 · 2 Comments

Video: David Lim’s animated tribute to HBO’s The Wire

From director, designer, and animator Elliot Lim comes an animated tribute to his “favorite show of all time,” HBO’s The Wire — a sentiment that he shares with President Obama, … Continue reading

January 9, 2016 · 2 Comments

Audio: Tom Waits — “The Heart of Saturday Night” (full album)

1. New Coat of Paint 2. San Diego Serenade 3. Semi Suite 4. Shiver Me Timbers 5. Diamonds on My Windshield 6. (Looking for) The Heart of Saturday Night 7. … Continue reading

November 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Video: Tom Waits reads “Nirvana” by Charles Bukowski

This gentle poem shows a rarely seen lyrical side to both Bukowski and Waits. Photo Feb. 2, 1989 Ellen Jaskol/LA Times.     

October 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Video: Tom Waits recites “The Laughing Heart” by Charles Bukowski

Tom Waits said that Charles Bukowski “seemed to be a writer of the common people and street people, looking in the dark corners where no one seems to want to … Continue reading

October 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

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