Posts Tagged ‘Steven Cottingham’

Vol. 1 No. 24: Paul David Mena, Johnny Baranski, Steven Cottingham, Angie LaPaglia

Monday, June 25th, 2012

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“With employment hard to come by, parents and children face new day-to-day reality” (read more)

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silent crows—
my son asks
for a loan

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Poem by Paul David Mena. Read more by this poet.

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“Egypt Moves Closer To Military Rule, Civil War, Or Both” (read more)

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amid war and rumors of war
another grandchild
on the way

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Poem by Johnny Baranski. Read more by this poet. See the original haiga here.

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“Collateral Damage Or Crimes Of War? Women, children among 18 Afghans dead in NATO wedding strike” (read more)

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praying
at my son’s grave…
early autumn

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Poem by Steven Cottingham. Read more by this poet.

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“Celebrating Father’s Day Without Dad” (read more)

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father’s day
the seed heads
not letting go

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Poem by Angie LaPaglia. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 1 No. 28: Aditya Bahl, Manu Kant, Paul David Mena, Steven Cottingham, Dick Whyte

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

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“Element of doubt enough to save John Terry as Chelsea captain is cleared of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand” (read more)

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discussing racism…
I order
a black tea

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Poem by Aditya Bahl. Read more by this poet.

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“Beggars beg as last resort: Activists” (read more)

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beggar at the mall
his hands
open close open close

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Poem by Manu Kant. Read more by this poet.

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“Americans react to historic health care decision” (read more)

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dirty snow
news of a friend
in the ICU

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Poem by Paul David Mena. Read more by this poet.

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“Ordeal of Pinoy on death row in Saudi for 12 years may finally end” (read more)

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autumn leaves…
everyone on death row
a number

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Poem by Steven Cottingham. Read more by this poet.

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“Dolphins appear to do nonlinear mathematics” (read more)

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moonless sky…
the dolphin counting
stars

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Poem by Dick Whyte. Read more by this poet.

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Vol. 1 No. 42: Annette Makino, Ted van Zutphen, Ramesh Anand, Gillena Cox, Steven Cottingham

Monday, October 29th, 2012

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“Denial Is Slipping Away as War Arrives in Damascus” (read more)

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machine gun fire
she stirs more honey
into her tea

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Poem by Annette Makino. Read more by this poet.

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“Mitt Romney, President Obama chasing swing-state Latinos as Election Day nears” (read more)

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swing state…
i kill a mosquito
proactively

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

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“Kota Belud’s granary set to re-energise paddy cultivation in Sabah” (read more)

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paddy field—
the stream carrying
clouds

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Poem by Ramesh Anand. Read more by this poet.

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“Performance Workshop for Trinidad and Tobago golfers” (read more)

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deepening heat—
the distance between
mountain and cloud

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Poem by Gillena Cox. Read more by this poet.

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“Prisoners to launch legal action on voting rights” (read more)

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in a dark corner
of my cell
a cricket’s song

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Poem by Steven Cottingham. 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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