Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

W.S. Merwin: To the New Year

our hopes such as they are
invisible before us
untouched and still possible

January 1, 2021 · Leave a comment

W.S. Merwin: Another River

he arrived just as
an evening was beginning and toward the end
of summer when the converging surface
lay as a single vast mirror gazing
upward into the pearl light

November 1, 2020 · 6 Comments

W.S. Merwin: Shore Birds

While I think of them they are growing rare
after the distances they have followed
all the way to the end for the first time

May 17, 2020 · 1 Comment

Michael Simms: The Story of Autumn House Press (1998-2020)

Most literary presses fade away when the founder leaves, so I cannot tell you how much it thrills me that AHP continues into the second generation.

January 5, 2020 · 8 Comments

Michael Simms: Dogsbody to the Muse

Sometimes it’s painful to watch a group of poets trying to work a room as if they were politicians. The AWP conference, as the wag put it, is comprised of 15,000 introverts pretending to be extroverts.

August 25, 2019 · 12 Comments

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