Posts Tagged ‘Chen-ou Liu’

“China Shows its Muscle on 60th Anniversary” (Chen-ou Liu)

Monday, October 12th, 2009

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warplanes
above choreographed cheers
the soldiers march

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Headlines:

“China Shows its Muscle on 60th Anniversary” (Toronto Star)

“The Only Thing Missing From China’s 60th was the Public” (The Mirror)

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

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“Chinese Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival in Various Ways” (Chen-ou Liu)

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

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alone
walking the house all night—
moon festival

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Headlines:

“Chinese Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival in Various Ways” (CCTV)

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

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“Record cold, early snow grip Prairies on Thanksgiving” (Chen-ou Liu)

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

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snowflakes
falling upon snowflakes
upon snowflakes…

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Headlines:

“Record cold, early snow grip Prairies on Thanksgiving” (CBC News)

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

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“Sell Vatican to end hunger, comic says” (Chen-ou Liu)

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

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Church side door—
in a cracked hand
two coins

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Headlines:

“Sell Vatican to end hunger, comic says” (Toronto Star)

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Poem by Chen-ou Liu (see poet 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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“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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“New Citizen’s to see Canada’s Darker Side” (Chen-ou Liu)

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

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accidentally
stepping on my neighbor’s
shadow
he yells at me
illegal alien

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Headlines:

“New Citizen’s to see Canada’s Darker Side” (The Star)

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

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“Turkey’s Erdogan Says Minaret Ban is Sign of Fascism” (Chen-ou Liu)

Monday, December 7th, 2009

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turquoise minarets rising to the western sky

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Headlines:

“Swiss Minaret Ban Reflects Fear of Islam, Not Real Problems” (Der Spiegel)

“Germany Would Also Have Voted to Ban Minarets” (Der Spiegel)

“Turkey’s Erdogan Says Minaret Ban is Sign of Fascism” (Der Spiegel)

“UN calls Swiss minaret ban discriminatory” (Toronto Star)

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

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“Cohn: Long arm of Sri Lanka’s Toronto envoy” (Chen-ou Liu)

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

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Kipling claimed
East is East and West is West
never the twain shall meet
marching westward
the earth is round

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Headlines:

“Cohn: Long arm of Sri Lanka’s Toronto envoy” (The Toronto Star)

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

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“Can Saharan Solar Power Save Europe?” (Chen-ou Liu)

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

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seemingly endless
summer in the Sahara—
it is, and yet…

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Headlines:

“Can Saharan Solar Power Save Europe?” (Der Spiegel)

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

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