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THE NEW VERSE NEWS covers the news and public affairs with poems on issues, large and small,.. international and local. It relies on the submission of poems (especially those of a politically.. progressive bent) by writers from all over the world.

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  • YELP REVIEW: NORTH CAROLINA STATEHOUSE
    on Dec 20, 2016
    by Jesse Bradley Here, the sorest losers are a swarm of wasps; they treat democracy like a neck trickling with sweat. With enough stings, your throat swells until the protest dies before it can leave your tongue. J. Bradley is the winner...
  • FLEEING MOSUL
    on Dec 19, 2016
    by Seree Zohar Between 700 and 1,000 people arrive daily from the embattled city of Mosul to the stretch of UN-run refugee camps just 20 kilometers east of the city's outskirts. —CNN, December 18, 2016. Photo: Iraqi IDPs (internally displaced peo...
  • LEAVING ALEPPO
    on Dec 19, 2016
    by Sister Lou Ella Hickman An older man was evacuated from a rebel-held neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, on Thursday, December 15, 2016. Credit Karam Al-Masri/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images via The New York Times, December 15, 2016 single li...
  • RETURNING AMERICA TO GREATNESS: A TRUE STORY ABOUT GIRLS IN EARLY 1970s DETROIT
    on Dec 18, 2016
    by Sue Reed Crouse Image source: bOiNGbOiNG One summer afternoon, L walked alone to the party store and bought a few ropes of Bubs Daddy Sour Apple gum. Past tiny houses, owned by the UAW dads, Mustangs on blocks in the garages; her world of city-...
  • RESISTANCE
    on Dec 17, 2016
    by Joan Colby You learn to build strength By resistance. Hoisting the 10 pound weight With your shattered wrist, Screwed and bolted into a titanium plate Inscribed with a disaster you’re Overcoming. If passive resistance means folding Your hand...
  • RESISTANCE
    on Dec 17, 2016
    by Kim Drew Wright The lady beside me drips drops from the bridge of her nose, runnels from her forehead A lithe blond in the back makes it look easy, head pressed to mat bending as told Sweat collects in towels, clothes I am a bottomless pit o...
  • I'VE STOPPED COUNTING THE DEAD
    on Dec 16, 2016
    by Jean L. Kreiling She's not sure that she should suspend her vigilance, but keeping track has done no good, has brought no end to savagery.  As she looks back, it seems that nothing else has made a difference either:  votes or signs o...
  • THE LAST BRIGHT MOTES
    on Dec 15, 2016
    by Devon Balwit President-elect Donald Trump said Sunday that “nobody really knows” whether climate change is real and that he is “studying” whether the United States should withdraw from the global warming agreement struck in Paris a ye...
  • PANTOUM FOR THE ARTISTS
    on Dec 13, 2016
    by Alejandro Escudé A person with the Oakland Fire Department takes a photo of the artwork on the front of the "Ghost Ship" warehouse in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. The Fruitvale district warehouse caught fire on Friday, Dec. 2, kil...
  • ALEPPO
    on Dec 13, 2016
    by Peleg Held
 Source: Twitter, 5:59 AM, December 13, 2016 There is a city. It is not our city. Its broken buildings are full of bodies. They are our not bodies. In that city syllables are run through and strung together into long cords of rough n...
  • IF THIS IS MY LAST MESSAGE
    on Dec 13, 2016
    by Freesia McKee  To see Ismail Alabdullah's heartbreaking video tweet, go to https://twitter.com/SyriaCivilDef/status/808834482610589697 for Aleppo if danger crescendos like a heating tea kettle jaw of a broken jar open as the mou...
  • ALEPPO
    on Dec 13, 2016
    by George Salamon Wretched Aleppo,Bereaved by deathWho grants no audienceTo human fleshAs humanity preparesAnother feast for death.After Auschwitz it  was said"No more poetry."After Aleppo, I sayMore poetry to instillReverence for fleshSacrifice...
  • THERE WAS A FACE
    on Dec 12, 2016
    by j.lewis Image source: ACLU Capital Punishment Project Former Eagle Scout set to be executed for Alabama killing—Fox News, December 7, 2016 two and twenty years ago one life went out with details that are of course, on record the extinguishe...
  • ADVENT
    on Dec 11, 2016
    by Buff Whitman-Bradley for Nina Ciel Norgeot Soon again The baby will be born The angels will sing The shepherds Grateful for the distraction On a cold uneventful night Will visit the poor family In the stable The magi will observe An astronom...
  • TOO MUCH OF NOTHING
    on Dec 10, 2016
    by John Azrak On this day in literary historyBob Dylan did not show to pick uphis Nobel prize in literature  Maybe the laureate’s in the kitchen with the Tombstone Blues High Water everywhere or he’s found TS Eliot and Ez...
  • MY LITTLE TYRANT
    on Dec 9, 2016
    by Sergio A. Ortiz Image source: The Onion And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.—Donald Trump You stopped to desire what you looked at,you stopped to invent what you l...
  • LESSONS FROM THE 2016 ELECTION
    on Dec 8, 2016
    by David Galef NEW YORK DAILY NEWS PHOTO ILLUSTRATION Narcissistic bigotry is never a crime. You can be a billionaire on a very thin dime. There’s no disgrace out of which you can’t climb. One lie will pull another out of the slime. Though int...
  • THE PASADENA POOL ON WEDNESDAYS
    on Dec 7, 2016
    by Jenna Le “Dr. [Sammy] Lee went on to earn three Olympic medals, beginning at the 1948 Games in London, where he took home a bronze medal in the 3-meter springboard and a gold medal in 10-meter platform diving. He earned his second consecutive...
  • NORTH DAKOTA
    on Dec 6, 2016
    by Carl Boon See the snow, the fire in the snow, a native girl swinging through the cold. See what happens when the water cannons finally turn away, the steed retreat, the acute limbs of authority and order look elsewhere. Hear the temporary joy...
  • RESISTANCE IS NOT FUTILE
    on Dec 5, 2016
    by Howie Good Genevieve Griesau sat at Chapel of the Chimes, an Oakland funeral home, after the Oakland warehouse fire that killed more than thirty people. Credit: Jim Wilson/The New York Times, December 4, 2016 All it takes is that one guy asking...
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