Posts Tagged ‘Election Haiku’

“British Parties Jockey to Form Governing Alliance” (Chen-ou Liu)

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

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politicians
blah blah blah…
snowflakes

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Headlines:

“British Parties Jockey to Form Governing Alliance” (New York Times)

“An Uncertain and Difficult Road Ahead in London” (New York Times)

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

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“British conservatives gain seats in election, but not majority” (Neal Whitman)

Friday, June 25th, 2010

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wrong side…
the hanging tomato plant
ripens

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Headlines:

“British conservatives gain seats in election, but not majority” (McClatchy)

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Poem by Neal Whitman (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 1 No. 3: Jack Galmitz, Neal Whitman, Seren Fargo, Michael Henry Lee, Dick Whyte

Monday, January 30th, 2012

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“Foreclosures: America’s hardest hit neighborhoods” (CNN)

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the moon
through the missing window
of the trailer

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Poem by Jack Galmitz. Read more by this poet.

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“Consumed by their passion for rare Chinese teas” (LA Times)

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pu’eh tea
culture of the leaf
darkening

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Poem by Neal Whitman. Read more by this poet.

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“Poverty in America likely to get worse, report finds” (The Guardian)

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food bank line—
striking up a conversation
with my old boss

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Poem by Seren Fargo. Read more by this poet.

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“Democratic Campaign Manager Finds Mutilated Cat on Front Steps” (Arkansas Matters)

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election year
a thousand points of light
from a distant galaxy

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

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“Fishing company’s pay bump outrage” (NZ Herald)

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giving himself
another pay rise
the CEO
schedules
an early lunch

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Poem by Dick Whyte. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 1 No. 14: Vijeta Pai, Aditya Bahl, Lorin Ford, Michael Henry Lee, Nu Quang

Monday, April 16th, 2012

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“Trade unions strike: Banking, transport hit across India” (read more)

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Trade union strike
the bus conductor
looking for change

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Poem by Vijeta Pai. Read more by this poet.

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“Japan earthquake and tsunami anniversary: country remembers tragedy one year on” (read more)

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shore side—
the waves keep
returning

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Poem by Aditya Bahl. Read more by this poet.

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“Bob Hawke receives top Japanese honour” (read more)

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beer sculling—
east or west it’s the same
hazy moon

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Poem by Lorin Ford. Read more by this poet.

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“Japan marks earthquake anniversary” (read more)

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cherry blossom rain
the land of the rising sun
stands still

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

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“Moscow’s winter of dissent faces reality of Putin’s win” (read more)

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the winner
not by popular vote . . .
Russian winter

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Poem by Nu Quang. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 1 No. 43: Laurence Stacey, Paul David Mena, Jimmy The Peach, Janet Lynn Davis, Stella Pierides

Monday, November 5th, 2012

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“The Election Is Tomorrow, and Americans Still Don’t Understand Obamacare” (read more)

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her illness
beyond our care
winter birds

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Poem by Laurence Stacey. Read more by this poet.

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“The Permanent Militarization of America” (read more)

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fresh snow
my Marine son signs up
for another four years

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Poem by Paul David Mena. Read more by this poet.

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“No rest for the wicked” (read more)

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may day
every poem is
political

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Poem by Jimmy the Peach. Read more by this poet.

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“Colleges offer veterans classes to ease transition” (read more)

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my eyes scan
the wall of heroes
at Walmart—
why should I expect
to understand bravery?

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Poem by Janet Lynn Davis. Read more by this poet.

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“Teen spirit: What’s it really like to be a teenager?” (read more)

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eating rhubarb
faster than it grows
young love

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Poem by Stella Pierides. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 1 No. 44: Laurence Stacey, Annette Makino, Christina Nguyen, Janet Lynn Davis, Dick Whyte (Post U.S. Election Special)

Monday, November 12th, 2012

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“Politicians, analysts debate election’s lessons for state leaders” (read more)

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presidential debate
the bobble-head
keeps nodding

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Poem by Laurence Stacey. Read more by this poet.

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“Recycling election campaign signs in Kansas” (read more)

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campaign sign
the dog registers
his opinion

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Poem by Annette Makino. Read more by this poet. This poem, like the others in this series, was submitted before the election results and is not intended as commentary on the outcome.

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“Controversial Political Display” (read more)

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blood moon
free speech hangs
from a rope

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Poem by Christina Nguyen. Read more by this poet.

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“THE RACE: Debt crisis looms in race’s home stretch” (read more)

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mock election—
my first-grade niece explains
the debt crisis

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Poem by Janet Lynn Davis. Read more by this poet.

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“Debate: Does it actually matter who won the US election?” (read more)

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election year…
politicians know nothing
of sparrows

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Poem by Dick Whyte. Read more by this poet.

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