Archive for November, 2009

“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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“‘Balloon boy’ found safe at home, hiding in garage” (Chen-ou Liu)

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

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over the house
where the boy lives
a balloon still flies

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Headline:

“‘Balloon boy’ found safe at home, hiding in garage” (Toronto Star)

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

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“Afghanistan’s Sham Army” (Paul Smith)

Friday, November 13th, 2009

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………………..Afghan war—
………………..from east to west
………………..shadows lengthen

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Headlines:

“Afghanistan’s Sham Army” (Information Clearing House)

“Afghanistan: Karzai Rival ‘Withdrew Under US Pressure’” (Information Clearing House)

“These People Just Want To Be Left Alone” (Information Clearing House)

“Gordon Brown Signals Start of Britain’s Afghanistan Exit Strategy” (Telegraph)

“Gordon Brown Says Sorry to Mother in Condolence Letter Row” (Guardian)

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

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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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“Fighting Piracy: Three Strikes and You’re Out?” (Dick Whyte)

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

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………………..crime and baseball—
………………..three strikes and
………………..you’re out

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Headlines:

“Fighting Piracy: Three Strikes and You’re Out?” (DigiHub)

“NZ should not sign international piracy agreement” (National Business Review)

“EU Ready To Guarantee Internet Access and Neutrality” (CIO Today)

“’3 strikes’ strikes out in NZ as government yanks law” (Ars Technica)

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

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“16-Year Old Got Life Without Parole for Killing Her Abusive Pimp” (Dick Whyte)

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

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………………..dead pimp…
………………..she gets her life back
………………..without parole

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Headlines:

“16-Year Old Got Life Without Parole for Killing Her Abusive Pimp” (AlterNet)

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

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“Oldest US newspaper for gays and lesbians shutting down” (Paul Smith)

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

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………………..beneath the sign
………………..a look that also says
………………..‘closing down’

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Headlines:

“LGBT Paper ‘Washington Blade’ To File For Bankruptcy And Close” (NowPublic)

“Oldest US newspaper for gays and lesbians shutting down” (Associated Free Press)

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

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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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