Posts Tagged ‘Political Poetry’

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

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

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………………..eating
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………………..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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“Politics needs poetry – so hooray for Herman Van Rompuy” (Dick Whyte)

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

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………………..haiku
………………..in the news
………………..again
………………..scattering seeds for
………………..next years harvest

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Headlines:

“Politics needs poetry – so hooray for Herman Van Rompuy” (Guardian)

“Wilco Launches Haiku Contest” (Paste Magazine)

“Can Haiku Help the Economy?” (MSN News)

“Consumers find Zen in recession through haiku” (Miami Herald)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). 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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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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