Archive for the ‘Immigration’ Category

“New Citizen’s to see Canada’s Darker Side” (Chen-ou Liu)

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

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accidentally
stepping on my neighbor’s
shadow
he yells at me
illegal alien

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Headlines:

“New Citizen’s to see Canada’s Darker Side” (The Star)

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

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“Cohn: Long arm of Sri Lanka’s Toronto envoy” (Chen-ou Liu)

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

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Kipling claimed
East is East and West is West
never the twain shall meet
marching westward
the earth is round

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Headlines:

“Cohn: Long arm of Sri Lanka’s Toronto envoy” (The Toronto Star)

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

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“Israel Plans Homes in East Jerusalem” (Chen-ou Liu)

Monday, January 25th, 2010

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………………..East Jerusalem
………………..home sweet home
………………..on the stereo…

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Headlines:

“Israel Plans Homes in East Jerusalem” (New York Times)

“Israel plans new homes in Jerusalem” (The Star)

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Poem by Chen-ou Liu (see poet biographies). Read more Chen-ou Liu on Haiku News.

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“Growing Split in Arizona Over Immigration” (Robert Moyer)

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

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he looks around
then orders a burrito
Arizona

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Headlines:

“Growing Split in Arizona Over Immigration” (New York Times)

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

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“Most illegal immigrants bring drugs, Brewer says” (Bill Kenney)

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

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border state
what does illegal
look like

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Headlines:

“Most illegal immigrants bring drugs, Brewer says” (Arizona Republic)

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

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“Arizona Enacts Stringent Law on Immigration” (Bill Kenney)

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

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undocumented…
he shows me pictures
of his children

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Headlines:

“Arizona Enacts Stringent Law on Immigration” (New York Times)

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Poem by Bill Kenney (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet. First published by Notes From The Gean.

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Vol. 1 No. 20: Laryalee Fraser, Robert Moyer, Michael Henry Lee, Rita Odeh

Monday, May 28th, 2012

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“Obama: Broken promises on taxes and health care?” (read more)

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election promises—
I turn my tray of seedlings
toward the sun

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Poem by Laryalee Fraser. Read more by this poet.

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“Obama’s Marriage Maneuvers” (read more)

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roses
on their anniversary
from her to her

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Poem by Robert Moyer. Read more by this poet.

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“Wave of Japanese tsunami debris heading for the west coast” (read more)

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high tide—
no longer the center of
our own little world

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

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“Australian refugees in legal limbo” (read more)

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refugee camp—
sculpting the tree trunk
into a cross

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Poem by Rita Odeh. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 1 No. 41: Alan Summers, Nu Quang, Rita Odeh, Chen-ou Liu, Brett Peruzzi

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

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“Zombie Debt: A Real-Life Horror Story” (read more)

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zombie debt?
the practised slice
of a breadknife

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Poem by Alan Summers. Read more by this poet.

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“High-cost home puts mentally ill client in shelter” (read more)

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last rays…
too soft to reach
the dark corners

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Poem by Nu Quang. Read more by this poet.

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“Columbia peace talks give hope” (read more)

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peace talk—
the third crow
of a rooster

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Poem by Rita Odeh. Read more by this poet.

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“Abuse of migrant workers ‘endemic’ in Canada, new study says” (read more)

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eyes closed…
the migrant prays to God
in his adopted tongue

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

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“Late Night Serenade of the Northern Mockingbird” (read more)

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behind the police station
the mockingbird’s
siren song

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Poem by Brett Peruzzi. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 1 No. 46: Claire Everett, Manu Kant, Guy Shaked, Robert Moyer, Kath Abela Wilson

Monday, November 26th, 2012

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“Pakistan acid attack parents ‘feared dishonour’” (read more)

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softly . . .
through almond blossoms
acid rain

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Poem by Claire Everett. Read more by this poet.

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“US drought feeds wildfires, crop failures” (read more)

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severe drought—
even the sky
has cracks

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Poem by Manu Kant. Read more by this poet.

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“Italy rescuers search for dozens feared missing from migrant boat” (read more)

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no miracle here—
poverty stricken migrants
walk on water

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Poem by Guy Shaked. Read  more by this poet.

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“The Permanent Militarization of America” (read more)

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two ten-year-olds
blast away the bad guys
Xbox play date

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Poem by Robert Moyer. Read more by this poet.

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“Weekly Standard: Is Iran A Rational Actor?” (read more)

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family night
in the mountains
our picnic
beyond control
of the government

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

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Vol. 1 No. 47: Bill Kenney, Sonam Chhoki, Ted van Zutphen, Alan Summers, Laurence Stacey

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

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“U.S. election: Harper warns of fallout in Canada from U.S. fiscal crisis” (read more)

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election day
old friends argue
about the weather

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Poem by Bill Kenney. Read more by this poet. This poem was submitted on the day of the American elections, but we have not had space to run it until now.

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“Tibetan Farmer Is Eighth Protester To Self-Immolate This Month” (read more)

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‘Compassion,’ he urged
when they blew up monasteries
‘Compassion?’ we ask
as more Tibetans self-immolate
in their occupied land

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Poem by Sonam Chhoki. Read more by this poet.

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“Drones: The West’s New Terror Campaign” (read more)

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sunday prayer…
the soaring eagle eyes
another mouse

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

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“Luna Park: still searching for the truth” (read more)

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long grass nights star systems in the Big Dipper

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Poem by Alan Summers. Read more by this poet.

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“A Quiet Campaign of Violence Against American Muslims” (read more)

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Halloween
the children go
as Muslims

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Poem by Laurence Stacey. Read more by this poet.

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