Posts Tagged ‘Recession’

“Toyota Announces Closure of Plant in California” (Dick Whyte)

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

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………………..a camellia falls
………………..her father’s eyes the day they
………………..closed the plant

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Headlines:

“Toyoto Announces Closure of Manufacturing Plant” (World Socialist News)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Recession Deepens” (Dick Whyte)

Monday, September 21st, 2009

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………………..economic recession—\
………………..the sparrows dine on
………………..cherry blossoms
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Headlines:

“Recession Deepens in New Zealand” (World Socialist News)

“Education Minister Again Defends Night Class Cuts” (Guide 2: NZ Politics)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Recession in Rural America by the Numbers” (Laurence Stacey)

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

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………………..recession year…
………………..he removes the
………………..scarecrow’s pants

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Headlines:

“Recession in Rural America by the Numbers” (Daily Yonder)

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Poem by Laurence Stacey (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Obama: Too much debt could fuel double-dip recession” (Paul Smith)

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

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………………..deepening recession
………………..she spends twice as long
………………..in half the shops

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Headlines:

“Obama: Too much debt could fuel double-dip recession” (Reuters)

“What if a Recovery Is All in Your Head?” (New York Times)

“Recession Blog” (Recession.org)

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This poem was submitted by Paul Smith (see poet biographies). Read more Paul Smith on Haiku News.

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“East Providence warns of layoffs for janitors, firefighters” (Laurence Stacey)

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

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………………..pending layoffs
………………..the janitor vacuums
………………..a second time

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Headlines:

“East Providence warns of layoffs for janitors, firefighters” (Providence Journal)

“Year in review: Unemployment rises, economy declines” (Cullman Times)

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Poem by Laurence Stacey (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“For Top Bonuses on Wall Street, 7 Figures or 8?” (Diane Mayr)

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

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soup kitchen…
the girl walks figure 8s around
her father’s legs

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Headlines:

“For Top Bonuses on Wall Street, 7 Figures or 8?” (New York Times)

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Poem by Diane Mayr (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Stockton, California Is Foreclosureville, USA, Has One Of The Worst Foreclosure Rates In The United Sates” (Michael Henry Lee)

Friday, February 26th, 2010

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buyer’s market
the realtor kept insisting—
till the bitter end

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Headlines:

“Stockton, California Is Foreclosureville, USA, Has One Of The Worst Foreclosure Rates In The United Sates” (Huffington Post)

Foreclosureville, USA Homepage

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Poem by Michael Henry Lee (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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“Foreclosure Woes Loom As Housing Stimulus Ends” (Laurence Stacey)

Friday, May 21st, 2010

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………………..childhood home
………………..our secret hideout
………………..foreclosed

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Headlines:

“Foreclosure Woes Loom As Housing Stimulus Ends” (NPR)

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Poem by Laurence Stacey (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Imagine the Bailouts Are Working” (Robert Moyer)

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

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checkout lane holdup
counting out her pennies
one by one

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Headlines:

“Imagine the Bailouts Are Working” (New York Times)

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Poem by Robert Moyer (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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