the personal is the political is the poetical

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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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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