Archive for the ‘Religion’ Category

“Back from the dead, an ancient guide to the afterlife” (James Tipton)

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

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so many gods
so little
time

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Headlines:

“Back from the dead, an ancient guide to the afterlife” (The Independent)

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Poem by James Tipton (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Church divided over gay rights: new fears of schism and anguish for archbishop” (James Tipton)

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

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Guadalajara—
a parade of transvestites
led by the Pope!

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Headlines:

“Church divided over gay rights: new fears of schism and anguish for archbishop” (The Guardian)

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Poem by James Tipton (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“To some, pope’s plea for forgiveness falls short” (Bill Kenney)

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

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year of the priest
the father asks the children
for forgiveness

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Headlines:

“To some, pope’s plea for forgiveness falls short” (Los Angeles Times)

“Vatican set to publish new rules on abuse” (CNN)

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Poem by Bill Kenney (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Teams of Physicists Closing in on the ‘God Particle’” (Neal Whitman)

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

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world abuzz:
nothing
is worth thinking about

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Headlines:

“Teams of Physicists Closing in on the ‘God Particle’” (New York Times)

“Black holes and the God particle” (Irish Medical Times)

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Poem by Neal Whitman (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“I’m not a ‘real’ minister” (Michael Henry Lee)

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

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ordination
not worth the paper
it’s printed on

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Headlines:

“I’m not a ‘real’ minister” (Daily Gazette)

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Poem by Michael Henry Lee (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Church Attack Seen As Strike At Iraq’s Core” (Robert Moyer)

Friday, December 10th, 2010

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church massacre
flesh and blood on the cross
again

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“Church Attack Seen As Strike At Iraq’s Core” (New York Times)

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Poem by Robert Moyer (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Equality, a True Soul Food” (Chen-ou Liu)

Friday, February 4th, 2011

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a homeless man
leans against the sidewall
of a church…
the priest and his elders
argue about God’s will

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Headlines:

“Equality, a True Soul Food” (New York Times)

“Faith in a globalized age by Tony Blair” (Toronto Star)

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Poem by Chen-ou Liu (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 1 No. 4: Jack Galmitz, Lorin Ford, Michael Henry Lee, Bill Kenney, Chen-ou Liu

Monday, February 6th, 2012

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“Occupy Wall Street: ‘There’s a militant animosity bred by direct action’” (The Guardian)

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snowdrifts…
the morning moon
is a fist

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Poem by Jack Galmitz. Read more by this poet.

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“Challenging Racist Campaign Rhetoric” (Huffington Post)

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policy debate
tomatoes
ripen in the heat

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Poem by Lorin Ford. Read more by this poet.

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“Football: Hope and sadness for Jeremiah Allison”

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new moon
with or without us
the cereus blooms

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

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“Fresh Doubts about Republican Contest” (NY Times)

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morning after—
experts explain the results
they failed to predict

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Poem by Bill Kenney. Read more by this poet.

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“100th Anniversary of Bread and Roses Strike Marked in Massachusetts” (Democracy Now!)

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a thin girl
carries a placard that reads
“We want bread
…and roses too!”
overcast skies above Athens

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Poem by Chen-ou Liu. Read more by this poet.

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Vol 1 No. 50: Paul Smith, Robert Moyer, Claire Everett, Aditya Bahl, Angie Werren

Monday, December 17th, 2012

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“Lack of Safe Drinking Water Kills Over 3,000 Liberians Annually” (read more)

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trailing my hand
through the water
for a moment
more river
than man

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Poem by Paul Smith. Read more by this poet. Previously published in Blithe Spirit (V21, N4).

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“When the Ants Went Marching, the Cameras Started Rolling” (read more)

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squirrel…
the ants match in
the ants march out

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Poem by Robert Moyer. Read more by this poet.

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“Farnley Tyas ash dieback saplings destroyed at nursery” (read more)

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soot
on the billy can…
ash tree wind

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Poem by Claire Everett. Read more by this poet.

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“Rioters torch 12 Buddhist temples in Bangladesh” (read more)

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set on fire…
Buddha continues
to bless

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Poem by Aditya Bahl. Read more by this poet.

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“Gun laws not necessarily solution to gun violence: Canadian lawyer” (read more)

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a hawk screams sediment in my tea

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Poem by Angie Werren. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 2 No. 15: Bill Kenney & Ernesto P. Santiago

Monday, April 15th, 2013

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“Absolutely everything you need to know about the papal elections” (read more)

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between Popes
I look for my place
in the Missal

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Poem by Bill Kenney. Read more by this poet.

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“Pope Francis Against Rome” (read more)

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the Church
thinks in centuries . . .
not this one

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Poem by Bill Kenney. Read more by this poet.

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“Popeology 101: How to Interpret the Sistine Chapel Results” (read more)

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habemus papam
waiting for the smoke
to clear

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Poem by Bill Kenney. Read more by this poet.

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“Questions from a ‘Dirty War’” (read more)

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new moon—
a pope emerges
from scandal

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Poem by Ernesto P. Santiago. Read more by this poet.

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