Posts Tagged ‘Janet Lynn Davis’

“Car Bomb Kills 7 in Market South of Iraqi Capital” (Janet Lynn Davis)

Friday, September 25th, 2009

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the crackle and pop
of my breakfast cereal—
more news
about car bomb blasts
somewhere else in the world

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Headlines:

“Car Bomb Kills 7 in Market South of Iraqi Capital” (Associated Press)

“Car Bomb in Kabul Kills 6 Italians, 10 Afghans” (Associated Press)

“Policeman Killed in Car Bombing in S.Thailand” (China View)

“Marketplace Suicide Blast Kills 25 in Northwest Pakistan” (Foreign Policy)

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Poem by Janet Lynn Davis (see poet biographies). First published in Wisteria (July 2006). Although this is an old poem, sadly it is still as relevant today as it was then. Read more more by this poet.

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“As Galveston Recovers From Hurricane Ike, Some Residents Feel Left Behind” (Janet Lynn Davis)

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

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nonstop footage
of surge-battered homes
near our back door
a small displaced turtle
retreats into its shell

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Headlines Then (September, 2008):

“Homeless in a Flash: Hundreds in Texas Now Wait for Relief” (New York Times)

“Hurricane Ike: Houstin Residents Ordered Not to Evacuate…” (The Telegraph)

“After Ike: Photos” (DenverPost)

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Headlines Now (One Year Later):

“As Galveston Recovers From Hurricane Ike…” (New York Times)

“Peninsula Home Delivery to Resume” (Galveston Daily News)

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Poem by Janet Lynn Davis (see poet biographies). First published in Moonset (Spring-Summer, 2009). Read more by this poet.

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“Disappearing Wetlands Taint New Orleans’ Rebound From Katrina” (Janet Lynn Davis)

Monday, October 26th, 2009

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months later
he still clutches
the bowling ball—
all he could salvage
after Katrina

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Headlines:

“Four Years After Hurricane Katrina” (Earth Day Network)

“Disappearing Wetlands Taint New Orleans’ Rebound From Katrina” (Bloomberg)

“Obama Says Mistakes After Katrina Won’t Be Repeated” (Bloomberg)

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Poem by Janet Lynn Davis (see poet biographies). First published in Wisteria (July 2006). Read more by this poet.

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“Snow invades the Deep South with Houston recording its earliest snow ever!” (Janet Lynn Davis)

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

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after the snow
a large-winged seagull
fills the sky

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Headlines:

“Snow invades the Deep South with Houston recording its earliest snow ever!” (Examiner)

“Snow falling on Houston area as arctic air approaches” (KVUE)

“Snow blankets Houston area” (WFAA News)

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Poem by Janet Lynn Davis (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 1 No. 6: Claire Everett, Michael Henry Lee, Bill Kenney, Janet Lynn Davis, Neal Whitman

Monday, February 20th, 2012

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“Whitney Houston, US singer and actress, dies aged 48″ (BBC)

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dirty linen…
deep in the thicket
a nightingale

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Poem by Claire Everett. Read more by this poet.

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“University Selling Morning After Pill In Vending Machine” (WTAE)

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morning after
the world’s population
minus one

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

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“Romney Is Focus as Battle in G.O.P. Takes Sharp Edge” (New York Times)

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primary –
the politician takes a stand
against politics

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Poem by Bill Kenney. Read more by this poet.

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“Facebook’s Zuckerberg, Accel Partners Biggest Winners in IPO” (Business Week)

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IPO looming. . .
Zuckerberg’s face poised
to grow bigger

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

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“Russia Gives New U.S. Envoy a Cold Reception” (NY Times)

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third class ticket
ruffles the diplomat’s feathers
the Party’s over

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Poem by Neal Whitman. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 1 No. 40: Sandip Sital Chauhan, Sheila Windsor, Alicia Hilton, Pravat Kumar Padhy, Janet Lynn Davis

Monday, October 15th, 2012

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“Seeing life as it is led by street-dwellers” (read more)

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my last rupee
for the beggar at the temple—
scent of saffron

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

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“Ikea airbrushes women from its Saudi catalogue” (read more)

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almost winter how thin the wind’s shadow

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Poem by Sheila Windsor. Read more by this poet.

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“Playing the Interracial Card” (read more)

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………….color blind:
the black and grey squirrels
……………..fuck

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Poem by Alicia Hilton. Read more by this poet.

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“Two moons and triple the speed: How a Mars eclipse differs from Earth” (read more)

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another sky—
my shadow bites
a bit of your light

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

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“Middendorf’s will reopen swiftly despite damages from Hurricane Isaac” (read more)

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hurricane—
my thoughts of crawling
under our bed,
you deep in a dream world
I sometimes envy

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Poem by Janet Lynn Davis. 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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Vol. 2 No. 8: Sonam Chhoki, Laryalee Fraser, Rita Odeh, Janet Lynn Davis, Alicia Hilton

Monday, February 18th, 2013

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“Indian women pushed into hysterectomies” (read more)

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stolen wombs—
the wind brings only dust
to the village well

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Poem by Sonam Chhoki. Read more by this poet.

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“Venice palm trees are dying” (read more)

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arctic chill—
I too, have caused
a flower’s death

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Poem by Laryalee Fraser. Read more by this poet.

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“Syria rebels capture oil field and military base” (read more)

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distant gunfire—
the flying geese
get louder

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Poem by Rita Odeh. Read more by this poet.

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“Good Riddance, 2012: An Open Letter to One of the Worst Years Yet” (read more)

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New Year’s Day:
I finally sweep up
the dead bug

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

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“HSIA in risk, due to the high-rise buildings” (read more)

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new high-rise:
the burrowing owl
digs its own grave

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Poem by Alicia Hilton. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 2 No. 10: Susan Constable, Paula Moore, Sonam Chhoki, Janet Lynn Davis

Monday, March 4th, 2013

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“In Search of Darkness: the Battle Against Light Pollution” (read more)

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a scattering
of bone-white stars . . .
winter’s end

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Poem by Susan Constable. Read more by this poet.

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“York Region high school in flap over Confederate flag” (read more)

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white cotton fields
only the blues
remembered

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Poem by Paula Moore. Read more by this poet.

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“Timbuktu, Islam’s Ancient Seat Of Learning, Loses Priceless Manuscripts” (read more)

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ancient scriptures burnt . . .
a cat licks egg shells
from its paws

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Poem by Sonam Chhoki. Read more by this poet.

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“Polarized Politics at Heart of US Budget Impasse” (read more)

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winter sky
blanketed by clouds—
it’s not the gray
that distresses me
but the black-and-white

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

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