Posts Tagged ‘Recession Poem’

“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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“NZ Out of Recession: Strong Currency Threat” (Dick Whyte)

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

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………………..smoke break
………………..two cleaners debate
………………..the headlines:
………………..recession probably over
………………..economy in threat

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Headlines:

“NZ Out of Recession, Strong Currency Threat” (Forbes)

“Two Surveys Point to Rise in Economic Confidence” (National Business Review)

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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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“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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“The New Poor: Millions of Unemployed Face Years Without Jobs” (Diane Mayr)

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

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final relief check—
the click of her rosary
grows louder

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Headlines:

“The New Poor: Millions of Unemployed Face Years Without Jobs” (New York Times)

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

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“As Greek Drama Plays Out, Where Is Europe?” (Neal Whitman)

Friday, April 30th, 2010

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goat song
played on a flogera…
stillness

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Headlines:

“As Greek Drama Plays Out, Where Is Europe?” (New York Times)

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NOTE: A flogera is a Greek flute.

Poem by Neal Whitman (see poet 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. 39: Ted van Zutphen, Claire Everett, Angelo Ancheta, Manu Kant, Nu Quang

Monday, October 8th, 2012

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“US Senate Passes Resolution Against Iran’s Nuclear Program” (read more)

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a heron points
its beak to the water…
gathering storm

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Poem by Ted van Zutphen. Read more by this poet.

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“Science advisor says badger cull plan is a ‘crazy scheme’” (read more)

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the span of the moors…
a badger took this path
before me

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Poem by Claire Everett. Read more by this poet.

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“Great Recession’s plunge in incomes persists in Central Florida” (read more)

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moon rise…
I count the unsold
black plums

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Poem by Angelo Ancheta. Read more by this poet.

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“Right to life, freedom of speech, liberty, equality are meaningless to poor” (read more)

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smoking during his break—
I wonder how this man
became a beggar

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Poem by Manu Kant. Read more by this poet.

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“11,000 Evacuated as Colorado Fire Grows” (read more)

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wildfire
burning and burning
when we try
to live in peace
nature leaves a mark

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Poem by Nu Quang. Read more by this poet.

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