Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Video: Where are the African Gods?

. “Where are the African Gods to save us from this misery and shame?” Lyricist Abbey Lincoln and director Rodney Pass√© create a meditative portrait of black masculinity through images … Continue reading

November 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

John Samuel Tieman: From “Ghetto Hawk — The Diary of Publius”

11/6 I held Sam after class today. He stared out the window and cried. ¬† He tells me that he just wants to go home. We discuss his behavior. Sam … Continue reading

June 19, 2018 · 1 Comment

Vanessa German: Hardbadmean Streets

there waz a new girl/woman on the street. before i left yesterday. i saw her. marching the corner between brushton and the brusies. making. hard eye contact at alla the … Continue reading

April 7, 2016 · 2 Comments

Vanessa German: New Crack in the Neighborhood

there is new crack on the street today plus the first of the month was yesterday which means checks been cashed all night and spent on the block. you can … Continue reading

October 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Jose Padua: I Feel for You

The sound kept me warm those winter evenings walking down Broadway after work, when I had work, with work and wind stinging my face. Chaka Khan singing Prince, singing this … Continue reading

June 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

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