Posts Tagged ‘John McManus’

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. 8: Laurence Stacey, Lorin Ford, John McManus, Nu Quang, Chen-ou Liu

Monday, March 5th, 2012

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“Saturn’s two largest moons line up in new photo” (MSNBC)

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hurling a pebble
into darkness
I notice
another dent
in the spring moon

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Poem by Laurence Stacey. Read more by this poet.

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“Trust in Greek pensions fades” (Financial News)

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retirement fund
the shifting colours
of soap bubbles

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Poem by Lorin Ford. Read more by this poet.

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“Honduras prison fire kills hundreds” (BBC)

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the stench
of burning flesh—
moonlit cell

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Poem by John McManus. Read more by this poet.

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“Payroll-tax extension Ok’d by Congress” (Seattle Times)

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one drop of mercy
from Kuan Yin . . .
rain after the drought

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Poem by Nu Quang. Read more by this poet.

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“Mindful Eating as Food for Thought” (New York Times)

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mindful eating:
is this grain of rice
bigger than that

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

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Vol. 1 No. 9: Paul Smith, John McManus, Bill Kenney, Robert Moyer, Neal Whitman

Monday, March 12th, 2012

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“St. Petersburg Homosexuality Bill” (Huffington Post)

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looking on…
the mountain’s silence
says it all

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Poem by Paul Smith. Read more by this poet.

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“Riot police break up anti-Putin protest” (NZ Herald)

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morning sickness
I pause the footage
of last night’s riot

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Poem by John McManus. Read more by this poet.

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“Santorum Upsets G.O.P. Race With Three Victories” (NY Times)

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consensus:
the people’s choice is
Somebody Else

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Poem by Bill Kenney. Read more by this poet.

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“The Flub Watch Never Stops for Obama’s Team” (NY Times)

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freeway exit
his sign claims he is
the one per cent

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Poem by Robert Moyer. Read more by this poet.

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“Franc Farwell: France bids adieu to its former money” (The Globe and Mail)

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loose change
under my couch cushion
whoopie!

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Poem by Neal Whitman. Read more by this poet.

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