Posts Tagged ‘Economic Recession’

“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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“Obama Cites Uninsured, Keeps Up Health Care Pitch” (Laurence Stacey)

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

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………………..arguing health-care
………………..my father forgets
………………..his blood pressure

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Headlines:

“Obama Cites Uninsured, Keeps Up Health Care Pitch” (Yahoo News)

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Poem by Laurence Stacey (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“The Financial Crisis: One Year Later” (Vasile Moldovan)

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

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today the wind blows
through our pockets too…
financial crisis

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Headlines:

“The Financial Crisis: One Year Later” (Counter Punch)

“Lehman and the Financial Crisis” (Wall Street Journal)

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Poem by Vasile Moldovan (see poet biographies).

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“Recession in Rural America by the Numbers” (Laurence Stacey)

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

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………………..recession year…
………………..he removes the
………………..scarecrow’s pants

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Headlines:

“Recession in Rural America by the Numbers” (Daily Yonder)

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Poem by Laurence Stacey (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Stockton, California Is Foreclosureville, USA, Has One Of The Worst Foreclosure Rates In The United Sates” (Michael Henry Lee)

Friday, February 26th, 2010

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buyer’s market
the realtor kept insisting—
till the bitter end

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Headlines:

“Stockton, California Is Foreclosureville, USA, Has One Of The Worst Foreclosure Rates In The United Sates” (Huffington Post)

Foreclosureville, USA Homepage

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Poem by Michael Henry Lee (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Jobless Rates Rose in 42 States in November” (Robert Moyer)

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

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10 months later
he watches a rerun
again

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Headlines:

“Jobless Rates Rose in 42 States in November” (New York Times)

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Poem by Robert Moyer (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Foreclosure Mediation Bill Approved” (Dick Whyte)

Monday, April 12th, 2010

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………………..foreclosure…
………………..the loan manager stares
………………..at their hands

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Headlines:

“Foreclosure Mediation Bill Approved” (WJZ)

“Foreclosure inventories hit record” (Wall Street Journal)

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

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“Agencies for the homeless stuggle to cope with demand” (Anon)

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

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………………..in the milk beggar’s sleeve dried bonito

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Headlines:

“Agencies for the homeless stuggle to cope with demand” (New Zealand Herald)

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Anonymous 18th century senryu translated by Dick Whyte (see Donald Keene, ‘World Within Walls’ for the original Japanese). Read more classical Japanese poetry.

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“Ontario to launch $1 million blitz to explain soaring energy costs” (Chen-ou Liu)

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

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recession…
another million spent
explaining policies

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Headlines:

“Ontario Liberals wrestle with policy plans amid fiscal realities” (Toronto Star)

“Ontario to launch $1 million blitz to explain soaring energy costs” (Toronto Star)

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

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