Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

William Stafford: Traveling through the Dark

Traveling through the dark I found a deer
dead on the edge of the Wilson River road.

February 5, 2021 · 3 Comments

Michael Simms: What is Poetry For?

A few days ago, an old priest who was a colleague of my wife’s passed away, and Eva came home from work angry at the world. I was worried; Eva … Continue reading

February 1, 2015 · 9 Comments

Naomi Shihab Nye: On Inspiration

“I can never imagine how someone would fall in love with poetry and stop reading poems. But I think that people often talk themselves out of responding…” This video is … Continue reading

December 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Naomi Shihab Nye: Questions in July

  Where does terror come from? Possibly from people who are terrified. Why does it hurt more when the killed were boys on a beach? They had the breath of the sea in their … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

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