Posts Tagged ‘Election Poetry’

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. 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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