Posts Tagged ‘Turkey’

“Heaviest rains in 80 years kill 31 in Turkey” (Denis M. Garrison)

Friday, September 11th, 2009

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Istanbul weeps—
its roads are rivers now
and still it rains

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Headlines:

“Heaviest Rains in 80 Years Kill 31 in Turkey” (Yahoo News)

“31 Dead as Record Floods Deluge Istanbul” (Yahoo News)

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Poem by Denis M. Garrison (see poet biographies). See more by this poet.

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“Turkey’s Erdogan Says Minaret Ban is Sign of Fascism” (Chen-ou Liu)

Monday, December 7th, 2009

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turquoise minarets rising to the western sky

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Headlines:

“Swiss Minaret Ban Reflects Fear of Islam, Not Real Problems” (Der Spiegel)

“Germany Would Also Have Voted to Ban Minarets” (Der Spiegel)

“Turkey’s Erdogan Says Minaret Ban is Sign of Fascism” (Der Spiegel)

“UN calls Swiss minaret ban discriminatory” (Toronto Star)

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

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Vol. 3 No. 3: Karma Tenzing Wangchuck, Dick Whyte & Alegria Imperial

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

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“More Middle Class Turning To Food Stamps, Food Banks For Helps” (read more)

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greasy spoon—
a fly emerges
from the plastic flower

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Poem by Karma Tenzing Wangchuck. Read more by this poet.

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“Credit Card Debt Threatens Turkey’s Economy” (read more)

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autumn deepens…
going into overdraft
on my overdraft

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Poem by Dick Whyte. Read more by this poet.

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“Next Time Someone Argues For ‘Trickle-Down’ Economics, Show Them This” (read more)

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moon’s rim…
fractions of what we yield
to each other

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Poem by Alegria Imperial. Read more by this poet.

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