Archive for the ‘Entertainment’ Category

“Jazzman Billy Taylor Dies” (Kath Abela Wilson)

Friday, January 21st, 2011

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in the piano
all the songs
she never played

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Headlines:

“Jazzman Billy Taylor Dies” (All Voices)

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Poem by Kath Abela Wilson (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Citing Children as the Reason, Spanish Broadcaster Bans Bullfighting” (Robert Moyer)

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

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morning tv
Tom and Jerry cartoons
dubbed in Spanish

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Headlines:

“Citing Children as the Reason, Spanish Broadcaster Bans Bullfighting” (New York Times)

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

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“Teena Marie, Motown’s Ivory Queen of Soul, dies at 54” (Chen-ou Liu)

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

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snow deepening…
Fire and Desire
fills my attic

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Headlines:

“Teena Marie, Motown’s Ivory Queen of Soul, dies at 54” (Toronto Star)

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

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“Christina Aguilera national anthem: why she flubbed it” (Michael Henry Lee)

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

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for love of country
struggling to find
the right words

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Headlines:

“Christina Aguilera national anthem: why she flubbed it” (Christian Scientist)

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Poem  by Michael Henry Lee (see poet biographies). 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. 29: Mark Holloway, Alicia Hilton, Rita Odeh, Kath Abela Wilson, Nu Quang

Monday, July 30th, 2012

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“Drought Drying Up Nebraska Rivers” (read more)

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nightfall
takes the river
leaves the river’s sound

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Poem by Mark Holloway. Read more by this poet.

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“Strathearn thanked for National Spring Clean efforts” (read more)

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the robin’s call
time to clean
the garage

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Poem by Alicia Hilton. Read more by this poet. First published in the World Haiku Review (April 2012).

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“Police ‘disrupt’ peace talks” (read more)

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crows occupy
the abandoned house…
peace talk

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Poem by Rita Odeh. Read more by this poet.

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“Family forced to live with pair of doves” (read more)

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wrong way
baby dove
this is our bed

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

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“Record Store Day: Swan song of a retail industry?” (read more)

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winter fog
shrouds the old path . . .
cry of a newborn

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Poem by Nu Quang. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 1 No. 31: Carla Shepard Sims, Michael Goglia, Chen-ou Liu, Minal Sarosh, Dick Whyte

Monday, August 13th, 2012

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“Decatur Police ask for information in missing teen case” (read more)

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news of a missing child
fish bubbles
ripple to the lake’s surface

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

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“Less educated people have lower life expectancy” (read more)

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we are here
only for a short time:
wisteria

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Poem by Michael Goglia. Read more by this poet.

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“‘Liz & Dick’: Lindsay Lohan is One Classy Liz Taylor” (read more)

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murmuring
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
spring snowfall

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

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“Unmindful of draught situation, Bangalore allows water down the drain” (read more)

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cracked riverbed…
this dry eyed river
has wept enough

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Poem by Minal Sarosh. Read more by this poet.

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“Olympic Workers Living in ‘Prison-Like Slums’” (read more)

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medal count…
the cleaners come last
in every event

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Poem by Dick Whyte. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 1 No. 34: Aditya Bahl, Michael Goglia, Michael Henry Lee, Armando H. Corbelle, Alicia Hilton

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

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“Obama: India making FDI too restrictive” (read more)

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FDI restrictions…
the demoiselle cranes arrive
for another season

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Poem by Aditya Bahl. Read more by this poet.

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“Conference to Discuss if Geo-Engineers are Playing God with Our Weather” (read more)

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chemtrails…
two black jets
make love

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Poem by Michael Goglia. Read more by this poet. This poem was also recently published in Four Virtual Haiku Poets, featuring Michael Goglia, Scott Terrill, Brendan Slater and Colin Stewart Jones (published by Yet To Be Named Free Press). We highly recommend checking it out!

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“Actor Andy Griffith dead at 86″ (read more)

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huckleberry season—
must all good things
end this way

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

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“Zambian miners kill Chinese supervisor over pay” (read more)

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spectral images
coal miners emerging
from hell

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Poem by Armando H. Corbelle. Read more by this poet.

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“Monsoon picks up pace in North India” (read more)

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monsoon
she wraps her jacket
around a loaf of bread

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Poem by Alicia Hilton. Read more by this poet. First published in the Taj Mahal Review (Vol. 11, No. 1, 2012).

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Vol. 1 No. 48: Sheila Windsor, Dick Whyte, Ted van Zutphen, Gillena Cox, Laurence Stacey

Monday, December 10th, 2012

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“Lady Gaga thanks Medvedev for not supporting anti-gay law” (read more)

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waning moon…
an ache where the barmaid’s
smile was

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Poem by Sheila Windsor. Read more by this poet.

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“Teachers’ strikes would inspire us all” (read more)

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redundant…
her first edition of Marx
on TradeMe

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Poem by Dick Whyte. Read more by this poet.

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“CNN takes money from foreign dictators to run flattering news stories about them” (read more)

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second dawn…
the cuckoo discards
a warbler’s eggs

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

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“Gaza ceasefire: will it hold?” (read more)

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thanksgiving
in the West, cease fire
in Gaza

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Poem by Gillena Cox. Read more by this poet.

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“Hurricane Sandy approaches New York City as homeless remain outside” (read more)

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storm passed
the spider also rebuilds
its life

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Poem by Laurence Stacey. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 2 No. 24: Alan Summers & Bill Kenney

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

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“The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights” (read more)

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political election
my application to be
a) human

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Poem by Alan Summers. Read more by this poet.

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“On Newsstands, Allure of the Film Actress Fades” (read more)

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checking out…
the unfamiliar faces
on magazine covers

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Poem by Bill Kenney. Read more by this poet.

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