the personal is the political is the poetical

Vol. 3 No. 6: Laurence Stacey & Sandip Sital Chauhan

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“An Elegy for Fairness: Jordan Davis, Defiance, and White Entitlement” (read more)

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midnight walk
after Trayvon’s death
I breathe
a little faster
going home

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Poem by Laurence Stacey. Read more by this poet.

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“Inequality gap between super rich and poor continues to widen” (read more)

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exiting the tailor’s shop
with a hole in my pocket—
winter stars

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Poem by Sandip Sital Chauhan. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 3 No. 5: Belle Shalom & Garry Eaton

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“Homeless Problem Bigger Than Our Leaders Think” (read more)

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what the homeless see descending moon

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Poem by Belle Shalom. Read more by this poet.

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“Drone wars: The definition dogfight” (read more)

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my neighbor waves
apologetically
his drone in my airspace

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Poem by Garry Eaton. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 3 No. 4: Sandip Sital Chauhan & Ramesh Anand

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“Poll voice of minority of minorities” (read more)

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orange breeze…
the thirst in the eyes
of a beggar girl

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Poem by Sandip Sital Chauhan. Read more by this poet.

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“Tokyo records heaviest snowfall in 20 years” (read more)

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rolling out
of the rice fields—
remaining snow

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Poem by Ramesh Anand. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 3 No. 3: Karma Tenzing Wangchuck, Dick Whyte & Alegria Imperial

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“More Middle Class Turning To Food Stamps, Food Banks For Helps” (read more)

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greasy spoon—
a fly emerges
from the plastic flower

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Poem by Karma Tenzing Wangchuck. Read more by this poet.

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“Credit Card Debt Threatens Turkey’s Economy” (read more)

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autumn deepens…
going into overdraft
on my overdraft

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Poem by Dick Whyte. Read more by this poet.

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“Next Time Someone Argues For ‘Trickle-Down’ Economics, Show Them This” (read more)

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moon’s rim…
fractions of what we yield
to each other

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Poem by Alegria Imperial. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 3 No. 2: Sheila Windsor & Michael Henry Lee

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“Sixty-eight years after Auschwitz: Why we still remember” (read more)

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auschwitz the ageing faces in snow

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Poem by Sheila Windsor. Read more by this poet.

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“Hundreds mourn Tasered Miami graffiti artist” (read more)

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gathering darkness
a starry night
goes unnoticed

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Poem by Michael Henry Lee. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 3 No. 1: Sandip Sital Chauhan & Angelo Ancheta

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“Western news on Ukraine ‘get filtered through the opposition’s lens’” (read more)

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winter deepens…
a woodpecker pecks
the silence

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Poem by Sandip Sital Chauhan. Read more by this poet.

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“Philippines aid scandal: Food flown in from Britain ends up in shops hundreds of miles from typhoon” (read more)

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biting cold…
relief goods on the shelves
at discounted rates

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Poem by Angelo Ancheta. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 2 No. 35: Laurence Stacey & Sheila Windsor

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“West blind to war horror” (read more)

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in the heat
of impending war. . .
autumn snail

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Poem by Laurence Stacey. Read more by this poet.

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“Syria: My Journey Into A Nightmare” (read more)

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talk of war. . .
even the crows
fall silent

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Poem by Sheila Windsor. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 2 No. 34: Dick Whyte & Rita Odeh

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“Roastbusters, rape culture and the problem of criminality” (read more)

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first cicada,
into the darkness
more darkness

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Poem by Dick Whyte. Read more by this poet.

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“U.S., Russia fail to agree Syria peace talks date” (read more)

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troop carrier—
a child starts counting:
one two three

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Poem by Rita Odeh. Read more by this poet

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Vol. 2 No. 33: Laurence Stacey & Stella Pierides

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“Don’t Believe in Divorce? Why It Doesn’t Matter” (read more)

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after divorce
the spaces between
stars

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Poem by Laurence Stacey. Read more by this poet.

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“Drought Devastates Epukiro Farmers” (read more)

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autumn loneliness
the farmer makes a wife
for his scarecrow

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Poem by Stella Pierides. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 2 No. 32: Seren Fargo

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“House Bill Would Cut 3.8 Million People From Food Stamp Rolls” (read more)

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reduction in my food stamps—
the rain comes down
even harder

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Poem by Seren Fargo. Read more by this poet.

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“Failing The Disabled” (read more)

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a decade of denials
from federal disability
the losses add up
as quickly
as the symptoms

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Poem by Seren Fargo. Read more by this poet.

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