Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

“Now at Starbucks: A Rebound” (Robert Moyer)

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

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overcast day
I upgrade from grande
to a venti

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Headlines:

“Now at Starbucks: A Rebound” (New York Times)

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

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“BP CEO Tony Hayward: ‘I’d Like My Life Back’” (Bill Kenney)

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

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eleven workers dead
the CEO wants
his life back

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Headlines:

“BP CEO Tony Hayward: ‘I’d Like My Life Back’” (Think Progress)

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

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“Cash Poor Italy to Sell Ad Space at the Colosseum” (Neal Whitman)

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

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no posters
over eight feet high
mock combat

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Headlines:

“Cash Poor Italy to Sell Ad Space at the Colosseum” (Boston News)

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

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“Libraries need investment to thrive” (Liam Wilkinson)

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

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done
with real life
I borrow
a handful of dreams
from the library

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Headlines:

“Libraries need investment to thrive” (The Guardian)

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Poem by Liam Wilkinson (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Bookstore Arrives, and Sides Are Taken” (Neal Whitman)

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

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Chekhov or Tolstoy?
becoming mostly sunny
after morning fog

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Headlines:

“Bookstore Arrives, and Sides Are Taken” (New York Times)

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

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Vol. 1 No. 3: Jack Galmitz, Neal Whitman, Seren Fargo, Michael Henry Lee, Dick Whyte

Monday, January 30th, 2012

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“Foreclosures: America’s hardest hit neighborhoods” (CNN)

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the moon
through the missing window
of the trailer

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Poem by Jack Galmitz. Read more by this poet.

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“Consumed by their passion for rare Chinese teas” (LA Times)

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pu’eh tea
culture of the leaf
darkening

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Poem by Neal Whitman. Read more by this poet.

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“Poverty in America likely to get worse, report finds” (The Guardian)

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food bank line—
striking up a conversation
with my old boss

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Poem by Seren Fargo. Read more by this poet.

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“Democratic Campaign Manager Finds Mutilated Cat on Front Steps” (Arkansas Matters)

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election year
a thousand points of light
from a distant galaxy

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

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“Fishing company’s pay bump outrage” (NZ Herald)

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giving himself
another pay rise
the CEO
schedules
an early lunch

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Poem by Dick Whyte. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 1 No. 6: Claire Everett, Michael Henry Lee, Bill Kenney, Janet Lynn Davis, Neal Whitman

Monday, February 20th, 2012

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“Whitney Houston, US singer and actress, dies aged 48″ (BBC)

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dirty linen…
deep in the thicket
a nightingale

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Poem by Claire Everett. Read more by this poet.

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“University Selling Morning After Pill In Vending Machine” (WTAE)

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morning after
the world’s population
minus one

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

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“Romney Is Focus as Battle in G.O.P. Takes Sharp Edge” (New York Times)

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primary –
the politician takes a stand
against politics

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Poem by Bill Kenney. Read more by this poet.

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“Facebook’s Zuckerberg, Accel Partners Biggest Winners in IPO” (Business Week)

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IPO looming. . .
Zuckerberg’s face poised
to grow bigger

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

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“Russia Gives New U.S. Envoy a Cold Reception” (NY Times)

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third class ticket
ruffles the diplomat’s feathers
the Party’s over

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Poem by Neal Whitman. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 1 No. 33: Steve Cottingham, Angie Werren, Sonam Chhoki, Chen-ou Liu, Aditya Bahl

Monday, August 27th, 2012

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“Syrian regime hits back in Damascus as ill-equipped rebels struggle” (read more)

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endless war
these dragonflies
and birds

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Poem by Steven Cottingham. Read more by this poet.

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“More Victorian companies go bust” (read more)

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abandoned lot
somewhere there are birds
like these

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Poem by Angie Werren. Read more by this poet.

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“Syria massacre: On the ground in Qubair” (read more)

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flies crawl and mate
on our television screen
in Qubair
a close-up of some one’s brain
splattered on the wall

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Poem by Sonam Chhoki. Read more by this poet.

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“Japan to restart second reactor amid faultline concerns” (read more)

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a trace of blood
on the “nukes are safe” banner
shifting shadows

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

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“India power cut hits millions, among world’s worst outages” (read more)

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power failure…
the stars shine
brighter

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Poem by Aditya Bahl. Read more by this poet.

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