Vox Populi, a forum for the discussion of contemporary politics through poetry, prose, and video, is publishing a series of essays by Associate Professor of English Adrian Blevins. Blevins’s topics range from her love of the sentence in English to the purpose of literature to “the bodies of grown men.” The most recent essay, “Of Madmen and Spies,” is being published as a sequence in the coming days. The first installment is available now.

Learn more about Blevins in this essay she wrote for Colby Magazine.