Archive for March, 2012

Vol. 1 No. 8: Laurence Stacey, Lorin Ford, John McManus, Nu Quang, Chen-ou Liu

Monday, March 5th, 2012

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“Saturn’s two largest moons line up in new photo” (MSNBC)

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hurling a pebble
into darkness
I notice
another dent
in the spring moon

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Poem by Laurence Stacey. Read more by this poet.

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“Trust in Greek pensions fades” (Financial News)

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retirement fund
the shifting colours
of soap bubbles

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Poem by Lorin Ford. Read more by this poet.

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“Honduras prison fire kills hundreds” (BBC)

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the stench
of burning flesh—
moonlit cell

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Poem by John McManus. Read more by this poet.

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“Payroll-tax extension Ok’d by Congress” (Seattle Times)

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one drop of mercy
from Kuan Yin . . .
rain after the drought

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Poem by Nu Quang. Read more by this poet.

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“Mindful Eating as Food for Thought” (New York Times)

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mindful eating:
is this grain of rice
bigger than that

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

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Vol. 1 No. 9: Paul Smith, John McManus, Bill Kenney, Robert Moyer, Neal Whitman

Monday, March 12th, 2012

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“St. Petersburg Homosexuality Bill” (Huffington Post)

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looking on…
the mountain’s silence
says it all

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Poem by Paul Smith. Read more by this poet.

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“Riot police break up anti-Putin protest” (NZ Herald)

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morning sickness
I pause the footage
of last night’s riot

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Poem by John McManus. Read more by this poet.

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“Santorum Upsets G.O.P. Race With Three Victories” (NY Times)

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consensus:
the people’s choice is
Somebody Else

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Poem by Bill Kenney. Read more by this poet.

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“The Flub Watch Never Stops for Obama’s Team” (NY Times)

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freeway exit
his sign claims he is
the one per cent

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Poem by Robert Moyer. Read more by this poet.

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“Franc Farwell: France bids adieu to its former money” (The Globe and Mail)

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loose change
under my couch cushion
whoopie!

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Poem by Neal Whitman. Read more by this poet.

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Vol 1. No. 10: Dick Whyte, Aditya Bahl, Al Fogel, Robert Moyer, Pravat Kumar Padhy

Monday, March 19th, 2012

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“The Higgs Boson: Have Scientists Found the Mystery Particle?” (read more)

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Higgs Boson—
autumn seems
heavier

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Poem by Dick Whyte. Read more by this poet.

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“Another farmer takes life ahead of committees visit” (read more)

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drought
farmers with furrowed
foreheads

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Poem by Aditya Bahl. Read more by this poet. Originally published by A Hundred Gourds 1:2.

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“A Violent Weekend Recharges Occupy Wall Street” (read more)

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after the speeches
hundreds of smartphones
in stiff-arm salute

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Poem by Al Fogel. Read more by this poet.

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“Report, press event call attention to the plight of food service workers” (read more)

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cash register bell
a waitress’s sigh drops
into the drawer

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Poem by Robert Moyer. Read more by this poet.

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“Two Technical Problems Leave Neutrinos’ speed in Question” (read more)

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God particle—
search for the mightiest
in the tiniest

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Poem by Pravat Kumar Padhy. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 1 No. 11: Steve Wilkinson, Bill Kenney, Jack Galmitz, Garry Eaton, Pravat Kumar Padhy

Monday, March 26th, 2012

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“Companies promised fee for giving ex-prisoners work” (read more)

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rehabilitated
the cash till drawer
closes slowly

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Poem by Steve Wilkinson. Read more by this poet.

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“Obama Shift on Providing Contraceptives Splits Critics” (read more)

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the Church teaches . . .
will the Bishops
ever learn?

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Poem by Bill Kenney. Read more by this poet.

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“Workers Struggles: The Americas” (read more)

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a mural
of marching workers
moulded over

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Poem by Jack Galmitz. Read more by this poet.

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“Philadelphia Regulates Brotherly Love to Curb Homeless Picnics” (read more)

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teaching his dog
..to sit
a homeless man

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Poem by Garry Eaton. Read more by this poet.

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“Unrest in Arab World” (read more)

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the Arab spring—
blending the color of difference
into a white rose

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Poem by Pravat Kumar Padhy. Read more by this poet.

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