Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Adrie Kusserow: Bus Station, Kampala, Uganda

For Willem, age 3 . We are lost. . Holding you tight, the drunks pawing me . as I weave through the stalls sticky with beer and urine . looking … Continue reading

March 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Gail Langstroth: The Women in the Mango Tree

Out, In, On, Under — the difference a preposition can make. I am sitting in a blue plastic lawn chair on the cement porch of a mud-brick home in Nakuusi, … Continue reading

January 9, 2015 · 9 Comments

Gail Langstroth: Muzungu, Muzungu!

Muzungu, Muzungu!  Children scream as they touch my white skin and run. Muzungu, Muzungu!  December, 2012, I am in Nakuusi, Uganda, a small African village, population 180. Early each morning … Continue reading

August 12, 2014 · 5 Comments

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