Vol. 1 No. 18: Kala Ramesh, Claire Everett, Terry O’Connor, Nu Quang, Michael Henry Lee

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“Lost boy finds mother using Google Earth after 25 years” (read more)

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crossing river boulders
………the moon becomes whole again

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Poem by Kala Ramesh. Read more by this poet.

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“What price our roads?” (read more)

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road tax…
the further I’ll walk
in Basho’s footsteps

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Poem by Claire Everett. Read more by this poet.

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“A Universe Without Purpose” (read more)

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dandelion puff…
I try to grasp
an expanding universe

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

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“Young, old gather in Seattle to urge an end to violence” (read more)

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gun culture—
budding daffodils wither
in dry mud

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Poem by Nu Quang. Read more by this poet.

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“Next Great Depression? MIT study predicting ‘global economic collapse’ by 2030 still on track” (read more)

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blue moon—
the luxury
of bread and water

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

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^ 2 Comments...

  1. Chen-ou Liu

    Another good issue.

    The juxtapositions in the first three haiku are emoti-psychologically effective.

    Claire’s use of an allusion adds historical depth and emotional weight to the poem.

    Well done.

    Chen-ou

  2. Laurence stacey

    I agree! When I first saw Terry’s haiku, it felt like a hammer had struck me in the chest. By the way, Chen-ou…have you read Kaneko Tohta’s “Poetic Composition on Living Things”? If so, what do you think about it?

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