Posts Tagged ‘Homeless’

“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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“With Olympics Came New Laws to Sweep Up Homeless” (Laurence Stacey)

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

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………………..countless stars
………………..the beggar jangles
………………..his change cup

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Headlines:

“With Olympics Came New Laws to Sweep Up Homeless” (The Tyee)

“Olympic Games Clearing the Streets of the Homeless” (The Argosy)

“Cops Kicking Us Out, Say Homeless” (The Gazette)

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

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“Atlanta: Clearing Homeless in the Name of Economic Revitalization” (Laurence Stacey)

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

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………………..roadside beggar
………………..the BMW
………………..lurches forward

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Headlines:

“Atlanta: Clearing Homeless in the Name of Economic Revitalization” (DPH)

“Atlanta Mayor Anti-Homeless Trend” (Assata Shakur Forums)

“Atlanta Mayoral Elections” (Technique)

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

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“Sell Vatican to end hunger, comic says” (Chen-ou Liu)

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

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Church side door—
in a cracked hand
two coins

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Headlines:

“Sell Vatican to end hunger, comic says” (Toronto Star)

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Poem by Chen-ou Liu (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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“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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“Homeless good Samaritan left to die on NYC street” (Michael Henry Lee)

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

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in Queens
apparently the only good Samaritan
is a dead one

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Headlines:

“Homeless good Samaritan left to die on NYC street” (Yahoo News)

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

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Vol. 1 No. 48: Sheila Windsor, Dick Whyte, Ted van Zutphen, Gillena Cox, Laurence Stacey

Monday, December 10th, 2012

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“Lady Gaga thanks Medvedev for not supporting anti-gay law” (read more)

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waning moon…
an ache where the barmaid’s
smile was

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Poem by Sheila Windsor. Read more by this poet.

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“Teachers’ strikes would inspire us all” (read more)

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redundant…
her first edition of Marx
on TradeMe

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Poem by Dick Whyte. Read more by this poet.

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“CNN takes money from foreign dictators to run flattering news stories about them” (read more)

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second dawn…
the cuckoo discards
a warbler’s eggs

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Poem by Ted van Zutphen. Read more by this poet.

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“Gaza ceasefire: will it hold?” (read more)

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thanksgiving
in the West, cease fire
in Gaza

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Poem by Gillena Cox. Read more by this poet.

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“Hurricane Sandy approaches New York City as homeless remain outside” (read more)

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storm passed
the spider also rebuilds
its life

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Poem by Laurence Stacey. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 2 No. 7: Seren Fargo, Mark Brager, Angelo Ancheta, Claire Everett, Ernesto P. Santiago

Monday, February 11th, 2013

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“More hunger and homelessness in U.S. cities” (read more)

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travel trailer
the mice more at home
than I am

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Poem by Seren Fargo. Read more by this poet.

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“Dung beetle rolls balls of poo by navigating via the Milky Way” (read more)

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moonless . . .
a dung beetle travels
the Milky Way

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Poem by Mark Brager. Read more by this poet.

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“Students occupy Sussex University in protest against privatisation” (read more)

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spring dawn—
the rooster’s crow
stirring leaves

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Poem by Angelo Ancheta. Read more by this poet.

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“Does sunshine make us happier?” (read more)

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harvest moon…
a black dog straining
at the leash

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Poem by Claire Everett. Read more by this poet.

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“Hunting Thailand’s poachers” (read more)

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endangered species
in the book of life
am I listed?

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Poem by Ernesto P. Santiago. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 2 No. 13: Sandip Sital Chauhan, Rita Odeh, Dick Whyte, Michael Henry Lee

Monday, April 1st, 2013

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“‘Catfishing’: The phenomenon of Internet scammers” (read more)

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thunderclap…
her silhouette escapes
into the light

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Poem by Sandip Sital Chauhan. Read more by this poet.

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“Housing the homeless in vacants – why not?” (read more)

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an abandoned house
surrounded by wild flowers…
deepening dusk

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Poem by Rita Odeh. Read more by this poet.

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“10 lies we’re told about welfare” (read more)

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beans
for dinner, again…
no new jobs

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Poem by Dick Whyte. Read more by this poet.

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“Elvis Presley’s Wife and Daughter Attend 35th Anniversary of His Death” (read more)

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approaching storm—
at the monument
a candle sputters

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

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