Posts Tagged ‘Rita Odeh’

Vol. 1 No. 12: Rita Odeh, Bill Kenney, Michael Henry Lee, Susan Constable, Terri French

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

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“Peace talks without Taliban to prove futile, says Qazi” (read more)

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the rot
at the apple’s core…
peace talk

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Poem by Rita Odeh. Read more by this poet.

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“Yoga and Sex Scandals: No Surprise Here” (read more)

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yoga guru
his favorite position
is missionary

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Poem by Bill Kenney. Read more by this poet.

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“Davy Jones dead: A generation’s heartbreaker or head scratcher?” (read more)

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life before ipods
humming tunes to songs
i barley know

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Poem  by Michael Henry Lee. Read more by this poet.

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“Canadian foster care in crisis, experts say: Some children placed in homes before safety checks made” (read more)

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Wednesday’s child . . .
dreaming of the home
she grew up in

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Poem by Susan Constable. Read more by this poet.

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“Kirk Cameron Tells Piers Morgan Homosexuality Is ‘Unnatural,’ ‘Ultimately Destructive’” (read more)

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growing pains
a branch cut
from the family tree

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Poem by Terri French. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 1 No. 15: Rita Odeh, Bruno Coelho, Terry O’Connor, Aditya Bahl, Claire Everett

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

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“Iraq militia stone youths to death for “emo” style” (read more)

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stoned to death…
the seagull’s cry
lingers

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Poem by Rita Odeh. Read more by this poet.

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“10 Unbelievably Shitty Things America Does to Homeless People” (read more)

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rainy night—
the moon shines
somewhere else

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Poem by Bruno Coelho. Read more by this poet.

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“North Korean Prison Camp Escapee Tells of Horrors, Worries About Those Left Behind” (read more)

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escape . . .
the grey heron
dripping twilight

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Poem by Terry O’Connor. Read more by this poet. ..

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“Fears Greece may need more loans” (read more)

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wishing well—
i ask her
to lend me a coin

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Poem by Aditya Bahl. Read more by this poet.

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“The worst case for war with Iran” (read more)

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spring moon
moving closer
to a war

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Poem by Claire Everett. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 1 No. 20: Laryalee Fraser, Robert Moyer, Michael Henry Lee, Rita Odeh

Monday, May 28th, 2012

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“Obama: Broken promises on taxes and health care?” (read more)

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election promises—
I turn my tray of seedlings
toward the sun

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Poem by Laryalee Fraser. Read more by this poet.

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“Obama’s Marriage Maneuvers” (read more)

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roses
on their anniversary
from her to her

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Poem by Robert Moyer. Read more by this poet.

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“Wave of Japanese tsunami debris heading for the west coast” (read more)

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high tide—
no longer the center of
our own little world

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Poem  by Michael Henry Lee. Read more by this poet.

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“Australian refugees in legal limbo” (read more)

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refugee camp—
sculpting the tree trunk
into a cross

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Poem by Rita Odeh. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 1 No. 22: Vijeta Pai, Rita Odeh, Laryalee Fraser, Laurence Stacey

Monday, June 11th, 2012

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“Moon comes closest to Earth” (read more)

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full moon
feasting
on a lone riceball

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Poem by Vijeta Pai. Read more by this poet.

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“Jordan censures damage to Palestine education by Israel” (read more)

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the cactus
in full bloom…
co-existence

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Poem by Rita Odeh. Read more by this poet.

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“Quebec passes ‘emergency bill’ on student protests” (read more)

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first violets—
somewhere a river
keeps rising

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Poem by Laryalee Fraser. Read more by this poet.

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“Civil rights groups join battle over Florida vote purge” (read more)

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election day
choosing the devil
I know

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Poem by Laurence Stacey. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 1 No. 25: Rita Odeh, Donall Dempsey, Nu Quang, Angie Werren

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

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“Expecting cease-fire to fail, Syrian rebels train for urban civil war” (read more)

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expected war—
shutting my eyes, I see
the sparrow’s song

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Poem by Rita Odeh. Read more by this poet.

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“Farmers benefit from soaring prices of rapeseed oil” (read more)

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rape
painting the mountain
yellow

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Poem by Donall Dempsey. Read more by this poet.

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“Gingrich ends campaign; no outright endorsement for Romney” (read more)

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ebb tide
praying for a full moon…
the next cycle

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Poem by Nu Quang. Read more by this poet.

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“One in ten Britons now have pet fish” (read more)

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fish bowl—
all the things
we don’t see

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Poem by Angie Werren. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 1 No. 29: Mark Holloway, Alicia Hilton, Rita Odeh, Kath Abela Wilson, Nu Quang

Monday, July 30th, 2012

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“Drought Drying Up Nebraska Rivers” (read more)

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nightfall
takes the river
leaves the river’s sound

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Poem by Mark Holloway. Read more by this poet.

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“Strathearn thanked for National Spring Clean efforts” (read more)

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the robin’s call
time to clean
the garage

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Poem by Alicia Hilton. Read more by this poet. First published in the World Haiku Review (April 2012).

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“Police ‘disrupt’ peace talks” (read more)

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crows occupy
the abandoned house…
peace talk

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Poem by Rita Odeh. Read more by this poet.

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“Family forced to live with pair of doves” (read more)

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wrong way
baby dove
this is our bed

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Poem by Kath Abela Wilson. Read more by this poet.

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“Record Store Day: Swan song of a retail industry?” (read more)

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winter fog
shrouds the old path . . .
cry of a newborn

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Poem by Nu Quang. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 1 No. 41: Alan Summers, Nu Quang, Rita Odeh, Chen-ou Liu, Brett Peruzzi

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

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“Zombie Debt: A Real-Life Horror Story” (read more)

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zombie debt?
the practised slice
of a breadknife

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Poem by Alan Summers. Read more by this poet.

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“High-cost home puts mentally ill client in shelter” (read more)

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last rays…
too soft to reach
the dark corners

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Poem by Nu Quang. Read more by this poet.

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“Columbia peace talks give hope” (read more)

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peace talk—
the third crow
of a rooster

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Poem by Rita Odeh. Read more by this poet.

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“Abuse of migrant workers ‘endemic’ in Canada, new study says” (read more)

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eyes closed…
the migrant prays to God
in his adopted tongue

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

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“Late Night Serenade of the Northern Mockingbird” (read more)

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behind the police station
the mockingbird’s
siren song

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Poem by Brett Peruzzi. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 2 No. 1: Laurence Stacey, Manu Kant, Rita Odeh, Angie Werren

Monday, December 31st, 2012

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“Same Sex Weddings Planned After Midnight” (read more)

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orgasm
the cricket also
hits a high note

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Poem by Laurence Stacey. Read more by this poet.

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“Home The Homeless” (read more)

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even for a beggar—
his hands
the most useful

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Poem by Manu Kant. Read more by this poet.

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“Syria’s 22-month war shows no signs of stopping in new year” (read more)

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war talk—
from the living room,
that white sun

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Poem by Rita Odeh. Read more by this poet.

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“‘Negotiated democracy’ the likely way to go in Trans Nzoia” (read more)

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new moon
I still don’t know
which way to go

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Poem by Angie Werren. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 2 No. 5: Sonam Chhoki, Michael Henry Lee, Rita Odeh, Kala Ramesh, Carla Shepard Sims

Monday, January 28th, 2013

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“India mourns Delhi rape victim with candlelit vigils” (read more)

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Dehli rape—
a crow struggles to perch
on the swaying oak

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Poem by Sonam Chhoki. Read more by this poet.

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“Is global drought really getting worse?” (read more)

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climate change—
another sweater goes
to Goodwill

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Poem  by Michael Henry Lee. Read more by this poet.

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“Abbas rejects Israel’s refugee ‘trick’” (read more)

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a fly stuck
in the spider’s web—
refugee tent

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Poem by Rita Odeh. Read more by this poet.

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“The Super Bowl of sibling rivalry” (read more)

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she points out
the difference in our age
sibling rivalry

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Poem by Kala Ramesh. Read more by this poet.

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“Parents want answers about daughter’s coma” (read more)

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daylily
after months in a coma
she smiles… briefly

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Poem by Carla Shepard Sims. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 2 No. 8: Sonam Chhoki, Laryalee Fraser, Rita Odeh, Janet Lynn Davis, Alicia Hilton

Monday, February 18th, 2013

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“Indian women pushed into hysterectomies” (read more)

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stolen wombs—
the wind brings only dust
to the village well

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Poem by Sonam Chhoki. Read more by this poet.

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“Venice palm trees are dying” (read more)

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arctic chill—
I too, have caused
a flower’s death

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Poem by Laryalee Fraser. Read more by this poet.

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“Syria rebels capture oil field and military base” (read more)

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distant gunfire—
the flying geese
get louder

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Poem by Rita Odeh. Read more by this poet.

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“Good Riddance, 2012: An Open Letter to One of the Worst Years Yet” (read more)

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New Year’s Day:
I finally sweep up
the dead bug

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Poem by Janet Lynn Davis. Read more by this poet.

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“HSIA in risk, due to the high-rise buildings” (read more)

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new high-rise:
the burrowing owl
digs its own grave

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Poem by Alicia Hilton. Read more by this poet.

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