the personal is the political is the poetical

Vol. 3 No. 10: Michael Henry Lee & Laryalee Fraser

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“Marineland’s bottlenose dolphin Nellie dies” (read more)

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azure seas
the clicks and whistles
of a distant star

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

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“Kingston apartment complex residents launch neighborhood watch effort in wake of recent shootings” (read more)

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neighborhood watch:
the crow steals another
willow twig

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Poem by Laryalee Fraser. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 3 No. 9: Maya Lyubenova & Linda Ashok

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“Pope leaves Holy Land with call for peace” (read more)

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midday heat—
a dove’s shadow etched
in the church step

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Poem by Maya Lyubenova. Read more by this poet.

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“Over 97 percent of villages in ‘Tibet’ paved with asphalt road” (read more)

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husk
of a cicada
the road
to bardo
paved with asphalt

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Poem by Linda Ashok. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 3 No. 8: Laurence Stacey

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“John Lott’s shaky response to death penalty critics” (read more)

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counting raindrops
one by one…
the votes
that denied
your clemency

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Poem by Laurence Stacey. Read more by this poet. First published in Lakeview International Journal of Literature and Arts (Vol. 1 No. 2).

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“A call to honour the nameless insects” (read more)

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falling darkness
with no-one around,
I enter
the orchestra
of insects

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Poem by Laurence Stacey. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 3 No. 7: Garry Eaton

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“Beyond the bright lights, Japan’s biggest slum is nation’s dark secret” (read more)

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shoes left neatly
outside a cardboard doorway…
Osaka slum

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Poem by Garry Eaton. Read more by this poet.

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“Jordan opens new Syrian refugee camp” (read more)

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new Jordan
the thirst of a refugee child fills
a settler’s swimming pool

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Poem by Garry Eaton. Read more by this poet.

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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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