Posts Tagged ‘Bill Kenney’

Vol. 1 No. 4: Jack Galmitz, Lorin Ford, Michael Henry Lee, Bill Kenney, Chen-ou Liu

Monday, February 6th, 2012

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“Occupy Wall Street: ‘There’s a militant animosity bred by direct action’” (The Guardian)

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snowdrifts…
the morning moon
is a fist

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Poem by Jack Galmitz. Read more by this poet.

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“Challenging Racist Campaign Rhetoric” (Huffington Post)

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policy debate
tomatoes
ripen in the heat

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Poem by Lorin Ford. Read more by this poet.

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“Football: Hope and sadness for Jeremiah Allison”

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new moon
with or without us
the cereus blooms

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

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“Fresh Doubts about Republican Contest” (NY Times)

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morning after—
experts explain the results
they failed to predict

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Poem by Bill Kenney. Read more by this poet.

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“100th Anniversary of Bread and Roses Strike Marked in Massachusetts” (Democracy Now!)

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a thin girl
carries a placard that reads
“We want bread
…and roses too!”
overcast skies above Athens

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

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Vol. 1 No. 5: Jack Galmitz, John McManus, Robert Moyer, Bill Kenney, Chen-ou Liu

Monday, February 13th, 2012

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“Army is reviewing Madigan’s reversal of PTSD diagnoses” (Seattle Times)

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turning away
the soldier’s face
deformed

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Poem by Jack Galmitz. Read more by this poet.

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“Homeless people ‘excluded’ from European rights” (The Parliament)

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homeless shelter—
losing count of the cracks
in the ceiling

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Poem by John McManus. Read more by this poet.

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“For Valentine’s Day, Venus and Jupiter snuggle up together” (Washington Post)

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Valentine’s Day
Venus and Jupiter
get cozy

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Poem by Bill Kenney. Read more by this poet.

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“Path is found for the spread of Alzheimer’s” (New York Times)

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from plate to mouth
the food on his fork
forgotten

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Poem by Robert Moyer. Read more by this poet.

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“Petty Toronto politics mustn’t sink chance to do something great with the waterfront” (Global and Mail)

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young tourists
strolling along Queen’s Quay
in spring sunlight
a Chinese man plays
The Song of Nostalgia

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Poem by Chen-ou Liu. 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. 7: Bill Kenney, Robert Moyer, Chen-ou Liu, Lorin Ford

Monday, February 27th, 2012

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“Should a Life Coach Have a Life First?” (NY Times)

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February wind
my life coach asks
for a loan

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Poem by Bill Kenney. Read more by this poet.

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“How Massage Heals Sore Muscles” (New York Times)

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he tells his wife
it was for sore muscles
credit card bill

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Poem by Robert Moyer. Read more by this poet.

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“Romney’s 1 Percent Nation Under God” (Truth Dig)

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the one percent
or ninety-nine percent,
does it matter?
I gaze at In God We Trust
on my old dollar bill

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

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“When to Quote Poetry or Moan Like a Moorhen: The Kama Sutra, Newly Translated” (New York Times)

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new Kama Sutra
on my coffee-stained desk
the memory
of her moaning
in the winter mist

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

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“Was it suicide? Decomposing body found 30ft up TREE in Australia identified as young missing U.S. nanny, 22, working abroad” (Mail Online)

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no boundaries
in the wishing tree
endless summer

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Poem by Lorin Ford. 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. 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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Vol. 1 No. 12: Rita Odeh, Bill Kenney, Michael Henry Lee, Susan Constable, Terri French

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

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“Peace talks without Taliban to prove futile, says Qazi” (read more)

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the rot
at the apple’s core…
peace talk

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Poem by Rita Odeh. Read more by this poet.

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“Yoga and Sex Scandals: No Surprise Here” (read more)

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yoga guru
his favorite position
is missionary

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Poem by Bill Kenney. Read more by this poet.

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“Davy Jones dead: A generation’s heartbreaker or head scratcher?” (read more)

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life before ipods
humming tunes to songs
i barley know

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

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“Canadian foster care in crisis, experts say: Some children placed in homes before safety checks made” (read more)

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Wednesday’s child . . .
dreaming of the home
she grew up in

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Poem by Susan Constable. Read more by this poet.

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“Kirk Cameron Tells Piers Morgan Homosexuality Is ‘Unnatural,’ ‘Ultimately Destructive’” (read more)

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growing pains
a branch cut
from the family tree

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Poem by Terri French. 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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Vol. 2 No. 15: Bill Kenney & Ernesto P. Santiago

Monday, April 15th, 2013

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“Absolutely everything you need to know about the papal elections” (read more)

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between Popes
I look for my place
in the Missal

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Poem by Bill Kenney. Read more by this poet.

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“Pope Francis Against Rome” (read more)

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the Church
thinks in centuries . . .
not this one

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Poem by Bill Kenney. Read more by this poet.

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“Popeology 101: How to Interpret the Sistine Chapel Results” (read more)

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habemus papam
waiting for the smoke
to clear

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Poem by Bill Kenney. Read more by this poet.

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“Questions from a ‘Dirty War’” (read more)

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new moon—
a pope emerges
from scandal

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Poem by Ernesto P. Santiago. 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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