the personal is the political is the poetical

Vol. 3 No. 19: Garry Eaton, Gabri Giotti & Adrian Bouter

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“In West, ISIS Finds Women Eager to Enlist” (read more)

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Jihadi recruitment—
the green praying mantis
cocks it’s head

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Poem by Garry Eaton. Read more by this poet.

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“What’s so funny?” (read more)

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windless moon night people deeper in the bins

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Poem by Gabri Giotti.

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“Hubble Space Telescope Captures Full Glory of Andromeda Galaxy” (read more)

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sand and stars the number six million

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Poem by Adrian Bouter.

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Vol. 3 No. 18: Michael Henry Lee & Robert D. Wilson

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“K-9 unit member killed in county: Authorities conduct search for suspect” (read more)

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killing frost
the fighting fish comes
up for air

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

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“How Expanding the 1964 Civil Rights Act Can Save America’s Dying Labor Movement” (read more)

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the stillness
of this laborer’s fingers…
sorting chaff

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Poem by Robert D. Wilson. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 3 No. 17: Laurence Stacey & Robert D. Wilson

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“British public wrongly believe rich pay most in tax, new research shows” (read more)

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new ways
of taxing the poor,
snow moon

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Poem by Laurence Stacey. Read more by this poet. First published in Modern Haiku (Autumn, 2014).

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“National’s economic strategy attack workers’ rights” (read more)

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sundown . . .
worker ants side-step
the stars

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Poem by Robert D. Wilson. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 3 No. 16: Rita Odeh

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“US cities’ crackdown on homeless people is close to ethnic cleansing” (read more)

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that full moon—
a coin falls into
the beggar’s palm

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Poem by Rita Odeh. Read more by this poet.

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“Teaching photography to children in Lebanon’s refugee camps” (read more)

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         Camp—
 she asks her father
“What is a refugee?”

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Poem by Rita Odeh. Read more by this poet.

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“Action needed over sexual abuse risks in refugee camps” (read more)

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wild horses
behind the border’s
barbed wire

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Poem by Rita Odeh. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 3 No. 15: Jenny Ward Angyal & Alan Summers

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“Treating mental illness is a global task, say experts” (read more)

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after speaking
of the diagnosis
he kneels
to take a photograph…
one white Atamasco lily

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Poem by Jenny Ward Angyal. Read more by this poet. First published in Simply Haiku (Summer, 2012).

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“What is the environmental cost of war?” (read more)

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sun-edged days…
how to place man
in the landscape

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Poem by Alan Summers. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 3 No. 14: Steven Cottingham & Johnny Baranski

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“This Video Perfectly Describes How People Feel About Online Dating” (read more)

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autumn leaves…
I let her lie
about how we met

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Poem by Steven Cottingham. Read more by this poet.

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“Women and children left vulnerable as Hong Kong’s divorce rate rises” (read more)

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spring blossoms
so many ways
to leave your lover

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Poem by Johnny Baranski. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 3 No. 13: Brent Goodman

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“Google Earth spurs discovery of a ‘new’ chameleon species” (read more)

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Google Earth
everywhere I search
another river

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Poem by Brent Goodman. Read more by this poet.

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“Snowden: NSA was behind 2012 internet blackout in Syria” (read more)

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crossing the river
steam from the paper mill
erases the sky

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Poem by Brent Goodman. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 3 No. 12: Elmedin Kadric & Johnny Baranski

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“Israel launches Gaza ground invasion” (read more)

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ground invasion
the wildflower
unmoved

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Poem by Elmedin Kadric. Read more by this poet.

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“This is what I saw: Hiroshima survivor recounts ‘hell on Earth’ sixty-nine years later” (read more)

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mushroom cloud
my thoughts never far
from Hiroshima

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Poem by Johnny Baranski. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 3 No. 11: Laurence Stacey & Robert D. Wilson

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“Things To Stop Being Distracted By When A Black Person Gets Murdered By Police” (read more)

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same song
of the sparrow…
summer riots

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Poem by Laurence Stacey. Read more by this poet.

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“Why Did Obama Say So Little About Ferguson?” (read more)

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spring rain…
not enough words
for a haiku

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Poem by Robert D. Wilson. Read more by this poet.

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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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