Archive for the ‘History’ Category

“A 35,000 Year Old Queen Caused a Rift Between Germany and Egypt” (Terry O’Connor)

Friday, November 6th, 2009

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twilight…
an egret’s silhouette
between worlds

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Headlines:

“A 35,000 Year Old Queen Caused a Rift Between Germany and Egypt” (NY Times)

“Egypt and Germany Fight over Nefertiti” (Spiegel International)

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

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“Crisis Over Graveyard Maintenance” (Laurence Stacey)

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

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………………..October dusk
………………..the groundskeeper steps
………………..between graves

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Headline:

“Crisis Over Graveyard Maintenance” (BBC News)

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Poem by Laurence Stacey (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Germany still divided, says Merkel” (Barbara A. Taylor)

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

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letting it fall…
the dominoes of freedom
twenty years on

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Headlines:

“Germany still divided, says Merkel” (Sydney Morning Herald)

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Poem by Barbara A. Taylor (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the Twenty-First Century” (Dick Whyte)

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

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………………..smart bombs…
………………..what about the people
………………..that use them

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Headlines:

“Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the Twenty-First Century” (The New Atlantis)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet. Many thanks to Draw for bringing this article to my attention.

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“The Day Berlin Was Divided: Kennedy Surprised by ‘Such Strong American Outrage to the Wall’” (Chen-ou Liu)

Monday, November 16th, 2009

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Berlin 1961—
walls within walls
within walls?

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Headlines:

“The Day Berlin Was Divided: Kennedy Surprised by ‘Such Strong American Outrage to the Wall’” (Der Spiegel)

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

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“Deleuze and the Question of Desire: Toward an Immanent Ethics” (Dick Whyte)

Friday, November 20th, 2009

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………………..half moon
………………..peering through
………………..the fog
………………..we discuss alternatives
………………..to morality

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Headlines:

“Deleuze and the Question of Desire: Toward an Immanent Ethics” (Daniel Smith)

“Freedom, Truth and Possibility in Foucault’s Ethics” (Real Fillion)

“Ethics” (Benedict de Spinoza)

“Beyond Good and Evil” (Friedrich Nietzsche)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“During Visit, Obama Skirts Chinese Political Sensitivities” (Chen-ou Liu)

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

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………………..eating
………………..a McDonald’s happy meal
………………..in Tiananmen Square
………………..so many students
………………..were killed

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Headlines:

“During Visit, Obama Skirts Chinese Political Sensitivities” (New York Times)

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This poem was submitted by Chen-ou Liu (see poet biographies). Read more Chen-ou Liu on Haiku News.

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“Giant Penis Sparks Bizarre Media War” (Chen-ou Liu)

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

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my little brother
stands at full attention
for the first time
these left wing poems
in the spotlight

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Headlines:

“Berlin’s History Res-Erected: Giant Penis Sparks Bizarre Media War” (Der Spiegel)

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

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“Christmas in Mexico” (James Tipton)

Monday, December 28th, 2009

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………………..crisis in the Middle East
………………..but in this Mexican village
………………..nine days of Christmas

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Headlines:

“Christmas in Mexico” (Douglas Dispatch)

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This poem was submitted by James Tipton (see poet biographies). Read more James Tipton on Haiku News.

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“Turkey Seeks Return of Santa Claus’ Bones” (Laurence Stacey)

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

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………………..Christmas eve
………………..the storefront Santa
………………..double-parked

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Headlines:

“Turkey seeks return of Santa Claus’ bones” (BBC News)

“India sand Santa sculptures spread green message” (BBC News)

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Poem by Laurence Stacey (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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