Posts Tagged ‘Homeless Rights’

Vol. 1 No. 5: Jack Galmitz, John McManus, Robert Moyer, Bill Kenney, Chen-ou Liu

Monday, February 13th, 2012

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“Army is reviewing Madigan’s reversal of PTSD diagnoses” (Seattle Times)

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turning away
the soldier’s face
deformed

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Poem by Jack Galmitz. Read more by this poet.

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“Homeless people ‘excluded’ from European rights” (The Parliament)

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homeless shelter—
losing count of the cracks
in the ceiling

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Poem by John McManus. Read more by this poet.

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“For Valentine’s Day, Venus and Jupiter snuggle up together” (Washington Post)

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Valentine’s Day
Venus and Jupiter
get cozy

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Poem by Bill Kenney. Read more by this poet.

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“Path is found for the spread of Alzheimer’s” (New York Times)

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from plate to mouth
the food on his fork
forgotten

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Poem by Robert Moyer. Read more by this poet.

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“Petty Toronto politics mustn’t sink chance to do something great with the waterfront” (Global and Mail)

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young tourists
strolling along Queen’s Quay
in spring sunlight
a Chinese man plays
The Song of Nostalgia

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Poem by Chen-ou Liu. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 1 No. 11: Steve Wilkinson, Bill Kenney, Jack Galmitz, Garry Eaton, Pravat Kumar Padhy

Monday, March 26th, 2012

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“Companies promised fee for giving ex-prisoners work” (read more)

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rehabilitated
the cash till drawer
closes slowly

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Poem by Steve Wilkinson. Read more by this poet.

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“Obama Shift on Providing Contraceptives Splits Critics” (read more)

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the Church teaches . . .
will the Bishops
ever learn?

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Poem by Bill Kenney. Read more by this poet.

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“Workers Struggles: The Americas” (read more)

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a mural
of marching workers
moulded over

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Poem by Jack Galmitz. Read more by this poet.

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“Philadelphia Regulates Brotherly Love to Curb Homeless Picnics” (read more)

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teaching his dog
..to sit
a homeless man

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Poem by Garry Eaton. Read more by this poet.

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“Unrest in Arab World” (read more)

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the Arab spring—
blending the color of difference
into a white rose

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Poem by Pravat Kumar Padhy. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 1 No. 15: Rita Odeh, Bruno Coelho, Terry O’Connor, Aditya Bahl, Claire Everett

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

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“Iraq militia stone youths to death for “emo” style” (read more)

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stoned to death…
the seagull’s cry
lingers

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Poem by Rita Odeh. Read more by this poet.

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“10 Unbelievably Shitty Things America Does to Homeless People” (read more)

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rainy night—
the moon shines
somewhere else

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Poem by Bruno Coelho. Read more by this poet.

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“North Korean Prison Camp Escapee Tells of Horrors, Worries About Those Left Behind” (read more)

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escape . . .
the grey heron
dripping twilight

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Poem by Terry O’Connor. Read more by this poet. ..

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“Fears Greece may need more loans” (read more)

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wishing well—
i ask her
to lend me a coin

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Poem by Aditya Bahl. Read more by this poet.

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“The worst case for war with Iran” (read more)

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spring moon
moving closer
to a war

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Poem by Claire Everett. 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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Vol. 2 No. 19: Karma Tenzing Wangchuck & Robert D. Wilson

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

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“Illinois Seeks to Create ‘Homeless Bill of Rights’” (read more)

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the beggar
holding out his hand—
this too is work

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Poem by Karma Tenzing Wangchuck. Read more by this poet.

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“Six Charts That Prove That The Tax Code Is Written For The Rich” (read more)

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endless summer…
a shadow pretending
to be a god

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Poem by Robert D. Wilson. Read more by this poet.

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