Posts Tagged ‘Self-Immolation’

Vol. 1 No. 47: Bill Kenney, Sonam Chhoki, Ted van Zutphen, Alan Summers, Laurence Stacey

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

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“U.S. election: Harper warns of fallout in Canada from U.S. fiscal crisis” (read more)

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election day
old friends argue
about the weather

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Poem by Bill Kenney. Read more by this poet. This poem was submitted on the day of the American elections, but we have not had space to run it until now.

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“Tibetan Farmer Is Eighth Protester To Self-Immolate This Month” (read more)

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‘Compassion,’ he urged
when they blew up monasteries
‘Compassion?’ we ask
as more Tibetans self-immolate
in their occupied land

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Poem by Sonam Chhoki. Read more by this poet.

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“Drones: The West’s New Terror Campaign” (read more)

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sunday prayer…
the soaring eagle eyes
another mouse

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

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“Luna Park: still searching for the truth” (read more)

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long grass nights star systems in the Big Dipper

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Poem by Alan Summers. Read more by this poet.

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“A Quiet Campaign of Violence Against American Muslims” (read more)

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Halloween
the children go
as Muslims

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Poem by Laurence Stacey. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 2 No. 9: Jenny Ward Angyal, Aditya Bahl, Steven Cottingham, Al Fogel

Monday, February 25th, 2013

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“A Rape a Minute, a Thousand Corpses a Year” (read more)

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braiding
her sister’s hair
after the rape
so many
long dark strands

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Poem by Jenny Ward Angyal. Read more by this poet. Honorable Mention, Tanka Society of America 2012 International Contest.

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“Tibetan Farmer Is Eighth Protester To Self-Immolate This Month” (read more)

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distant prayers…
the wind rekindles his
dying embers

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Poem by Aditya Bahl. Read more by this poet.

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“Abortion Clinic Workers Answer Tough Questions” (read more)

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autumn twilight
even the crows follow
me home

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Poem by Steven Cottingham. Read more by this poet.

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“Is Your City Government Punishing Human Trafficking Victims?” (read more)

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cattle car
between the slats
human eyes

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Poem by Al Fogel. Read more by this poet.

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