Posts Tagged ‘Homelessness’

“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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“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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“Deadly fire leaves 6,000 refugees homeless” (Garry Eaton)

Monday, March 21st, 2011

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headline
covering a sleeping beggar—
‘Homeless Crisis Under Control’

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Headlines:

“Deadly fire leaves 6,000 refugees homeless” (Asian Tribute)

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Poem by Garry Eaton (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. 3 No. 4: Sandip Sital Chauhan & Ramesh Anand

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

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“Poll voice of minority of minorities” (read more)

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orange breeze…
the thirst in the eyes
of a beggar girl

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

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“Tokyo records heaviest snowfall in 20 years” (read more)

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rolling out
of the rice fields—
remaining snow

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Poem by Ramesh Anand. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 3 No. 16: Rita Odeh

Monday, October 6th, 2014

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“US cities’ crackdown on homeless people is close to ethnic cleansing” (read more)

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that full moon—
a coin falls into
the beggar’s palm

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Poem by Rita Odeh. Read more by this poet.

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“Teaching photography to children in Lebanon’s refugee camps” (read more)

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         Camp—
 she asks her father
“What is a refugee?”

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Poem by Rita Odeh. Read more by this poet.

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“Action needed over sexual abuse risks in refugee camps” (read more)

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wild horses
behind the border’s
barbed wire

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Poem by Rita Odeh. Read more by this poet.

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