Posts Tagged ‘Dick Whyte’

“Young Girl Killed Brutally in Iran” (Dick Whyte)

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

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………………..her father’s voice
………………..between each gunshot
………………..silence
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Headlines:

“Neda: Young Girl Brutally Killed in Iran” (New York Daily News)

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

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“Michael Jackson’s Life Cut Shockingly Short” (Dick Whyte)

Friday, June 26th, 2009

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………………..first day of winter
………………..the king of pop
………………..is dead
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Headlines:

“Michael Jackson’s Life Cut Shockingly Short” (MSNBC)

“Michael Jackson Dead an Hour Before Medics Arrive” (The Star)

“Jackson’s Earnings Grow by Billions After Death” (New York Times)

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

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“Rambling Bob Dylan Raises Police Suspicions” (Dick Whyte)

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

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………………..hard rain—
………………..the cops mistake Dylan
………………..for a bum
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Headlines:

“Rambling Bob Dylan Raises Police Suspicions” (The Guardian)

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

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“Cheney Still Defends Torture” (Dick Whyte)

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

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………………..seagulls scream—
………………..when will Cheney be tried
………………..for war crimes
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Headlines:

“Cheney Defends Torture Policy” (World Socialist News)

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

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“Toyota Announces Closure of Plant in California” (Dick Whyte)

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

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………………..a camellia falls
………………..her father’s eyes the day they
………………..closed the plant

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Headlines:

“Toyoto Announces Closure of Manufacturing Plant” (World Socialist News)

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

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“Afghan Marital Rape Law” (Dick Whyte)

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

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………………..summer
………………..turns to autumn
………………..she asks
………………..what choice do I have—
………………..starvation or rape

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Headlines:

“Gordon Campbell on the Afghan Marital Rape Law” (Scoop News)

“Right to Rape: Is That What We’re Fighting For” (Timesonline)

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

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“Workers Struggles” (Dick Whyte)

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

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………………..cold snap…
………………..she watches her
………………..co-worker
………………..and (ex?) friend
………………..cross the picket-line
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Headlines:

“Workers Struggles: Europe and Africa” (World Socialist News)

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

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“Afghan Village Devistated by Nato Missile Strike” (Dick Whyte)

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

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………………..summer’s end…
………………..the village of Omar Kheil
………………..in flames
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Headlines:

“Afghan Village Devastated by Nato Missile Strike” (The Guardian)

“Collateral Damage in Afghanistan is Unavoidable” (The Guardian)

“Nato’s Mission Impossible” (The Guardian)

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

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“Sacramento Police Arrest 17 at Homeless Camp” (Dick Whyte)

Monday, September 7th, 2009

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………………..the last embers
………………..of a makeshift campfire
………………..burning out
………………..17 homeless arrested
………………..in Sacramento

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Headlines:

“Sacramento Police Arrest 17 at Homeless Camp” (Sacramento Bee)

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

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“NZ Out of Recession: Strong Currency Threat” (Dick Whyte)

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

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………………..smoke break
………………..two cleaners debate
………………..the headlines:
………………..recession probably over
………………..economy in threat

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Headlines:

“NZ Out of Recession, Strong Currency Threat” (Forbes)

“Two Surveys Point to Rise in Economic Confidence” (National Business Review)

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

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