Posts Tagged ‘Obama’

“During Visit, Obama Skirts Chinese Political Sensitivities” (Chen-ou Liu)

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

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………………..eating
………………..a McDonald’s happy meal
………………..in Tiananmen Square
………………..so many students
………………..were killed

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Headlines:

“During Visit, Obama Skirts Chinese Political Sensitivities” (New York Times)

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This poem was submitted by Chen-ou Liu (see poet biographies). Read more Chen-ou Liu on Haiku News.

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“Obama Adds Troops, but Maps Exit Plan” (Bill Kenney)

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

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troop buildup
the mountains know
no timeline

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Headlines:

“Obama Adds Troops, but Maps Exit Plan” (New York Times)

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Poem by Bill Kenney (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Furor swirls over White House gatecrashers” (Laryalee Fraser)

Friday, December 11th, 2009

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guest list—
a bare maple bathed
in moon-glow

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Headlines:

“Furor swirls over White House gatecrashers” (CBN News)

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Poem by Laryalee Fraser (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize Speech Notes Irony Of Award During Wartime” (Chen-ou Liu)

Friday, January 8th, 2010

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a dove perches
on the stone lion’s head…
winter sun

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Headlines:

“Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize Speech Notes Irony Of Award During Wartime” (Huffington Post)

“Obama’s War and Peace: How the president accepted the Nobel while sending more troops to fight in Afghanistan” (Slate)

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Poem by Chen-ou Liu (see poet biographies). 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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