Monday, September 11, 2006

NYer Haiku: September 11, 2006

New Yorker Haiku

Five Years After: September 11, 2006

The Financial Page: Osama's Bank Account
By Steve Coll

Family account
For Osama's share of wealth
Has no balance now.

Dept. of Law Enforcement: Junior
By Jane Mayer

He knows Al Qaeda,
But wants to know the ladies:
FBI's odd source.

Letter From Gaza: The Forgotten War
By Jeffrey Goldberg

Hamas suffering.
Wimpy rockets, and no press?
"We're the real martyrs!"

Annals of Terrorism: The Master Plan
By Lawrence Wright

Al Qaeda? Old news:
Islamists' twenty year plan
Has more to offer.

Letter From Sudan
By George Packer

When hardline dead-ends,
Taha's tolerant Islam
May be future's choice.

Fiction: Black Ice
By Cate Kennedy

Don't mock country folk.
They like rabbits, trees, but most:
To have the last laugh.

A Critic At Large: Surveillance Society
By Caleb Cain

Mass observation:
Taking notes on normal lives.
Nice thought; didn't last.

Books: Heaven's Gate
By Joan Acocella

McDermott's novel
Probes tragedy, mercy of
Middling postwar lives.

The Art World: New and Old
By Peter Schjeldahl

Works at MOMA show
New media's range, and need
For subjects as strong.

The Current Cinema: Supermen
By Anthony Lane

Affleck, Lane capture
(in "Hollywoodland") rise, fall
Of super-fifties.


At 5:33 PM, Blogger Rory said...

Your format implies
The original authors
Wrote your haikus too

At 11:58 AM, Anonymous Patrick said...

Doctor Yau cries foul;
Ms Nasar wrong and unfair!
Wants damage undone.


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