Posts Tagged ‘Recession’

“Republicans Kill Jobs Bill” (Robert Moyer)

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

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every day
he reads just one section
the classifieds

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Headlines:

“Republicans Kill Jobs Bill” (Care 2)

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

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“Federal agency’s job is to convince people economic statistics mean something” (Michael Dylan Welch)

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

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bending for a dime
two businessmen
bump heads

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Headlines:

“Federal agency’s job is to convince people economic statistics mean something” (Kansas City)

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Poem by Michael Dylan Welch (see poet biographies). See more by this poet. First published in Simply Haiku (Autumn, 2007).

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“US Congress allows extended jobless benefits to expire” (Dick Whyte)

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

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benefit cuts
her letter to santa
goes unanswered

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Headlines:

“US Congress allows extended jobless benefits to expire” (World Socialist Website)

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

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“Ontario to launch $1 million blitz to explain soaring energy costs” (Chen-ou Liu)

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

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recession…
another million spent
explaining policies

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Headlines:

“Ontario Liberals wrestle with policy plans amid fiscal realities” (Toronto Star)

“Ontario to launch $1 million blitz to explain soaring energy costs” (Toronto Star)

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

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Vol. 1 No. 1: Dick Whyte, Laurence Stacey

Monday, January 16th, 2012

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“Youth pay rates could be re-introduced” (3News)

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sun rise the minimum wage falls

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Poem by Dick Whyte. Read more by this poet.

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“Britain is in a double-dip recession, warns top economists” (The Telegraph)

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deep recession
I add more spice
to the ramen

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Poem by Laurence Stacey. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 1 No. 33: Steve Cottingham, Angie Werren, Sonam Chhoki, Chen-ou Liu, Aditya Bahl

Monday, August 27th, 2012

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“Syrian regime hits back in Damascus as ill-equipped rebels struggle” (read more)

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endless war
these dragonflies
and birds

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Poem by Steven Cottingham. Read more by this poet.

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“More Victorian companies go bust” (read more)

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abandoned lot
somewhere there are birds
like these

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Poem by Angie Werren. Read more by this poet.

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“Syria massacre: On the ground in Qubair” (read more)

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flies crawl and mate
on our television screen
in Qubair
a close-up of some one’s brain
splattered on the wall

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Poem by Sonam Chhoki. Read more by this poet.

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“Japan to restart second reactor amid faultline concerns” (read more)

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a trace of blood
on the “nukes are safe” banner
shifting shadows

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

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“India power cut hits millions, among world’s worst outages” (read more)

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power failure…
the stars shine
brighter

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Poem by Aditya Bahl. Read more by this poet.

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