News items of immediate concern to the P&PC reader:
NASA lets poets / send haiku to Red Planet / on a MAVEN's wings
"Poets, take note: NASA is looking for a few good haiku to send to the Red Planet aboard its Maven orbiter this fall.... An online public vote will be conducted beginning July 15 to select the top three haiku poems."
New Jersey Mayor Wrote Hilariously Unromantic Poetry to Mistress
"During the affair, he would write the assistant, Corletta Hicks, romantic poetry that wonderfully mixes the lofty and mundane."
"The actress [Amber Heard] had vowed to stay single after her split from the Hollywood star but crumbled after he sent her a handwritten poem and a bouquet of roses every day through September."