Archive for the ‘Gender’ Category

“Barbie’s Next Career: Computer Engineer” (Bill Waters)

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

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………………..even Barbie
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………………..economic slump

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Headlines:

“Barbie’s Next Career: Computer Engineer” (New York Times)

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

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“Gendercide: The war on baby girls” (Robert Moyer)

Friday, May 14th, 2010

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a tear trickles
down the baby doll’s cheek
made in China

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Headlines:

“Gendercide: The war on baby girls” (The Economist)

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

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“Bill O’Reilly: Gay McDonald’s Ads? What’s Next, Ads for Al Qaeda?” (Robert Moyer)

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

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McDonald’s play room
a little boy climbs up
on Ronald’s lap

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Headlines:

“Bill O’Reilly: Gay McDonald’s Ads? What’s Next, Ads for Al Qaeda?” (Care 2)

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

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Vol. 1 No. 15: Rita Odeh, Bruno Coelho, Terry O’Connor, Aditya Bahl, Claire Everett

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

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“Iraq militia stone youths to death for “emo” style” (read more)

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stoned to death…
the seagull’s cry
lingers

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Poem by Rita Odeh. Read more by this poet.

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“10 Unbelievably Shitty Things America Does to Homeless People” (read more)

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rainy night—
the moon shines
somewhere else

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Poem by Bruno Coelho. Read more by this poet.

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“North Korean Prison Camp Escapee Tells of Horrors, Worries About Those Left Behind” (read more)

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escape . . .
the grey heron
dripping twilight

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Poem by Terry O’Connor. Read more by this poet. ..

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“Fears Greece may need more loans” (read more)

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wishing well—
i ask her
to lend me a coin

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Poem by Aditya Bahl. Read more by this poet.

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“The worst case for war with Iran” (read more)

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spring moon
moving closer
to a war

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Poem by Claire Everett. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 1 No. 16: Nu Quang, Claire Everett, Robert Moyer, William T. Shehan IV, Pravat Kumar Padhy

Monday, April 30th, 2012

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“Romney vows to help Puerto Rico attain statehood with voters’ backing” (read more)

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fickle moon . . .
taking vows
without the altar

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Poem by Nu Quang. Read more by this poet.

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“Thich Nhat Hanh: in 100 years there may be no more humans on planet earth” (read more)

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morning lake…
did you teach the mountain
to sit zazen?

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Poem by Claire Everett. Read more by this poet.

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“Puberty Before Age 10: A New ‘Normal?’” (read more)

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10 years old
she adjusts her bra
while playing dolls

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Poem by Robert Moyer. Read more by this poet.

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“NATO reports deaths of 3 troops in Afghanistan” (read more)

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seeds of war
yields atrocities—
poppy fields

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Poem by William T. Shehan IV. Read more by this poet.

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“Rebuilding Japan” (read more)

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barren field—
grass grows slowly
next morning

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

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Vol. 2 No. 1: Laurence Stacey, Manu Kant, Rita Odeh, Angie Werren

Monday, December 31st, 2012

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“Same Sex Weddings Planned After Midnight” (read more)

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orgasm
the cricket also
hits a high note

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Poem by Laurence Stacey. Read more by this poet.

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“Home The Homeless” (read more)

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even for a beggar—
his hands
the most useful

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Poem by Manu Kant. Read more by this poet.

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“Syria’s 22-month war shows no signs of stopping in new year” (read more)

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war talk—
from the living room,
that white sun

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Poem by Rita Odeh. Read more by this poet.

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“‘Negotiated democracy’ the likely way to go in Trans Nzoia” (read more)

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new moon
I still don’t know
which way to go

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Poem by Angie Werren. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 2 No. 2: Aditya Bahl, Michael Henry Lee, S.M. Abeles, Stella Pierides, Kath Abela Wilson

Monday, January 7th, 2013

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“Perfectly Spaced Nipples Required In Chinese College Beauty Contest” (read more)

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Spenser’s Alexandrines…
measuring the distance
between her nipples

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Poem by Aditya Bahl. Read more by this poet.

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“‘Impossible’ Stars Found in Super-Close Orbital Dances” (read more)

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dancing
beneath the stars
ever closer

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

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“Metal thieves steal children’s playground slide” (read more)

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at the playground
the children all become
crime scene artists

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Poem by S.M. Abeles. Read more by this poet.

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“Banking scandal: our whole society has been warped by the City” (read more)

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City of Gold
the world according
to Machiavelli

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Poem by Stella Pierides. Read more by this poet.

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“Max Pelofske, Gay Minnesota Man, Allegedly Attacked At Party For Being Gay” (read more)

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naked and bleeding
her boy
out of the closet

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Poem by Kath Abela Wilson. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 2 No. 5: Sonam Chhoki, Michael Henry Lee, Rita Odeh, Kala Ramesh, Carla Shepard Sims

Monday, January 28th, 2013

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“India mourns Delhi rape victim with candlelit vigils” (read more)

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Dehli rape—
a crow struggles to perch
on the swaying oak

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Poem by Sonam Chhoki. Read more by this poet.

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“Is global drought really getting worse?” (read more)

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climate change—
another sweater goes
to Goodwill

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

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“Abbas rejects Israel’s refugee ‘trick’” (read more)

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a fly stuck
in the spider’s web—
refugee tent

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Poem by Rita Odeh. Read more by this poet.

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“The Super Bowl of sibling rivalry” (read more)

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she points out
the difference in our age
sibling rivalry

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Poem by Kala Ramesh. Read more by this poet.

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“Parents want answers about daughter’s coma” (read more)

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daylily
after months in a coma
she smiles… briefly

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Poem by Carla Shepard Sims. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 2 No. 8: Sonam Chhoki, Laryalee Fraser, Rita Odeh, Janet Lynn Davis, Alicia Hilton

Monday, February 18th, 2013

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“Indian women pushed into hysterectomies” (read more)

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stolen wombs—
the wind brings only dust
to the village well

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Poem by Sonam Chhoki. Read more by this poet.

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“Venice palm trees are dying” (read more)

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arctic chill—
I too, have caused
a flower’s death

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Poem by Laryalee Fraser. Read more by this poet.

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“Syria rebels capture oil field and military base” (read more)

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distant gunfire—
the flying geese
get louder

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Poem by Rita Odeh. Read more by this poet.

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“Good Riddance, 2012: An Open Letter to One of the Worst Years Yet” (read more)

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New Year’s Day:
I finally sweep up
the dead bug

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Poem by Janet Lynn Davis. Read more by this poet.

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“HSIA in risk, due to the high-rise buildings” (read more)

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new high-rise:
the burrowing owl
digs its own grave

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Poem by Alicia Hilton. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 2 No. 11: Al Fogel, Arunansu Bandyopadhyay, Caire Everett, Kath Abela Wilson

Monday, March 11th, 2013

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“Unemployed ‘forced’ to join TA” (read more)

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no longer a child
the G.I. Joe
no longer a toy

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Poem by Al Fogel. Read more by this poet. First published in Chrysanthemum #11, April 2012.

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“Young moon and comet low in west after sunset March 12″ (read more)

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sickle moon…
carving demons and gods
out of stones

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Poem by Arunansu Bandyopadhyay. Read more by this poet.

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“Lonely UK: Number of middle-aged people living alone rises dramatically as marriage continues to decline” (read more)

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now who listens
for her homecoming step . . .
ears of wheat

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Poem by Claire Everett. Read more by this poet.

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“Transgender Homelessness And My Visit With TRANS: THRIVE” (read more)

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looking for my sibling
I search the faces
of boys and girls
at home
in the ferry terminal

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Poem by Kath Abela Wilson. Read more by this poet.

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