Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Paul Christensen: The Waiting Game

I sometimes think of myself as Jody Tiflin, the boy from John Steinbeck’s story who longed to have his mare Nellie deliver a foal, the red pony, only to discover … Continue reading

April 14, 2019 · 1 Comment

Edgar Gabriel Silex: Theory of Mind

For my daughter . that look in her eighteen-month-old mind the instant in which the world is fashioned beyond simple acts of sticking everything in her mouth and her face … Continue reading

October 2, 2018 · 1 Comment

Al Maginnes: The Book of Forgetting

By now she’s tired of stories spotlighting her early deeds, actions too endearing to be plotted, or the years before she came, blanks of time distant as fires in the … Continue reading

August 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Michael Simms: Names

Lea wants to change her name to Tina. Her mother says she must think very carefully because a name has to fit. The wrong name can bind like someone else’s … Continue reading

June 16, 2018 · 7 Comments

Andrea Hollander: The Before and the After

At the airport terminal the coarse sound of wheeled suitcases, a toddler giggling, running a few feet beyond his father.   A brown-haired woman at the kiosk that sells last-minute … Continue reading

May 14, 2018 · 3 Comments

Jose Padua: Walking the Bridge with My Young Daughter in the Late American Spring

If we were walking over the Brooklyn Bridge, the voice I’d be hearing might be Lena Horne’s, but we’re walking over the Key Bridge from Virginia into DC so the … Continue reading

June 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

Enter your email address to follow Vox Populi and receive new posts by email.

Join 10,673 other followers

Blog Stats

  • 3,674,126 hits

Archives