Posts Tagged ‘Economy’

“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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“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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“Obama: Too much debt could fuel double-dip recession” (Paul Smith)

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

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………………..deepening recession
………………..she spends twice as long
………………..in half the shops

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Headlines:

“Obama: Too much debt could fuel double-dip recession” (Reuters)

“What if a Recovery Is All in Your Head?” (New York Times)

“Recession Blog” (Recession.org)

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This poem was submitted by Paul Smith (see poet biographies). Read more Paul Smith on Haiku News.

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“East Providence warns of layoffs for janitors, firefighters” (Laurence Stacey)

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

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………………..pending layoffs
………………..the janitor vacuums
………………..a second time

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Headlines:

“East Providence warns of layoffs for janitors, firefighters” (Providence Journal)

“Year in review: Unemployment rises, economy declines” (Cullman Times)

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

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“The New Poor: Millions of Unemployed Face Years Without Jobs” (Diane Mayr)

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

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final relief check—
the click of her rosary
grows louder

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Headlines:

“The New Poor: Millions of Unemployed Face Years Without Jobs” (New York Times)

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Poem by Diane Mayr (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“The Making of a Euromess” (Chen-ou Liu)

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

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a few rusty euros
dropped into the begging bowl…
ice moon

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Headlines:

“The Making of a Euromess” (New York Times)

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Poem by Chen-ou Liu (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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“Imagine the Bailouts Are Working” (Robert Moyer)

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

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checkout lane holdup
counting out her pennies
one by one

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Headlines:

“Imagine the Bailouts Are Working” (New York Times)

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

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“Overstretched: Many people who kept their jobs are working too hard, what can companies do about it?” (Robert Moyer)

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

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morning subway
rider sways from a strap
eyes closed

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Headlines:

“Overstretched: Many people who kept their jobs are working too hard, what can companies do about it?” (The Economist)

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

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“Debt consolidation scams making bad credit worse” (Laurence Stacey)

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

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overwhelmed
with past due bills
I steal
another moment
for this tanka

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Headlines:

“Debt consolidation scams making bad credit worse” (9 News)

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

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