Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category

“Strong Second Night for Olympics Viewing” (Bill Waters)

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

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………………..record Olympic ratings—
………………..viewers go for gold
………………..in the couch-potato

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Headlines:

“Strong Second Night for Olympics Viewing” (Washington Post)

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

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“The McOlympian?” (Robin Beshers)

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

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supersize me
the little league team
is halfway there

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Headlines:

“The McOlympian?” (NPR)

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Poem by Robin Beshers (see poet biographies).

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“Battle of Weight Versus Gain in Ski Jumping” (Robert Moyer)

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

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morning workout
my belt still hiding somewhere
beneath my stomach

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Headlines:

“Battle of Weight Versus Gain in Ski Jumping” (New York Times)

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

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“Will Botswana have enough food during the World Cup?” (Bill Frayer)

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

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animal parts
boiling in lard on the corner…
still hungry

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Headlines:

“Will Botswana have enough food during the World Cup?” (Mmegi Online)

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

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“Frisbee Inventor Fred Morrison Dies at 90″ (Robert Moyer)

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

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into the sun
above the park’s green lawn
a frisbee

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Headlines:

“Frisbee Inventor Fred Morrison Dies at 90″ (ABC News)

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

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“Wimbledon poet Matt tells all from his unique view” (James Tipton)

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

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that last haiku
needed less cherry blossoms
and more sweat

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Headlines:

“Wimbledon poet Matt tells all from his unique view” (This Is South Devon)

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

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“Northgate rallies to win baseball season opener” (Paul David Mena)

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

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autumn equinox
my baseball glove
right where I left it

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Headlines:

“Northgate rallies to win baseball season opener” (Times Herald)

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Poem by Paul David Mena (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. 13: Bryce W. Fauble, Robert Moyer, Kala Ramesh, Pravat Kumar Padhy, Nu Quang

Monday, April 9th, 2012

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“Should Youths Committing Excessive Violence in Sports Be Arrested?” (read more)

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baseball…
the red, white and blue
of bruises

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Poem by Bryce W. Fauble. Read more by this poet.

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“Is a Calorie a Calorie?” (read more)

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pastry counter
big buns looking
to get bigger

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Poem by Robert Moyer. Read more by this poet. Originally published in Daily Haiku.

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“What is Priyanka Gandhi afraid of?” (read more)

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who are you
other than the I
he asks . . .
I stutter & mutter
something about being nothing

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Poem by Kala Ramesh. Read more by this poet.

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“Battered Indian girl Baby Falak dies in hospital” (read more)

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tender bud—
the light buried
under darkness

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Poem by Pravat Kumar Padhy. Read more by this poet.

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“Barren setting sidetracks Romney’s Detroit speech” (read more)

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old wine
in a new bottle . . .
a fading brand

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Poem by Nu Quang. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 1 No. 42: Annette Makino, Ted van Zutphen, Ramesh Anand, Gillena Cox, Steven Cottingham

Monday, October 29th, 2012

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“Denial Is Slipping Away as War Arrives in Damascus” (read more)

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machine gun fire
she stirs more honey
into her tea

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Poem by Annette Makino. Read more by this poet.

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“Mitt Romney, President Obama chasing swing-state Latinos as Election Day nears” (read more)

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swing state…
i kill a mosquito
proactively

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Poem by Ted van Zutphen. Read more by this poet.

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“Kota Belud’s granary set to re-energise paddy cultivation in Sabah” (read more)

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paddy field—
the stream carrying
clouds

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Poem by Ramesh Anand. Read more by this poet.

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“Performance Workshop for Trinidad and Tobago golfers” (read more)

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deepening heat—
the distance between
mountain and cloud

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Poem by Gillena Cox. Read more by this poet.

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“Prisoners to launch legal action on voting rights” (read more)

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in a dark corner
of my cell
a cricket’s song

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Poem by Steven Cottingham. Read more by this poet.

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