Poetry

Poetry

It goes on one at a time,
it starts when you care to act,
it starts when you do it again after they said no,
it starts when you say we and know who you mean,
and each day you mean one more.

Marge Piercy

The Communist Manifesto: A Poetic Coupling
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 11:47

The Communist Manifesto: A Poetic Coupling

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To mark the 170th anniversary of the publication of The Communist Manifesto, Peter Raynard presents his new poem, a 'poetic coupling' based on the text of the Manifesto. Counting in at around 12,000 words, has there ever been a more influential book containing so few words, than the Communist Manifesto?…
The Communist Manifesto: A Poetic Coupling
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 22:05

The Communist Manifesto: A Poetic Coupling

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To mark the 170th anniversary of the publication of The Communist Manifesto, Peter Raynard presents his new poem, a 'poetic coupling' based on the text of the Manifesto. Counting in at around 12,000 words, has there ever been a more influential book containing so few words, than the Communist Manifesto?…
Grenfell Tower, 2018
Monday, 19 February 2018 20:08

Grenfell Tower, 2018

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Since July 2017 Rip Bulkeley has been creating an anthology "Poems for Grenfell Tower", which will be published by The Onslaught Press at Easter. Poems were invited in any language and up to 50 lines long, and then selected blind by a small review panel. The resulting collection includes 62…
In Praise of Communism
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Tuesday, 17 April 2018 11:52

In Praise of Communism

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The outstanding German communist playwright and poet Bertolt Brecht was born on 10 February 1898, 120 years ago. To celebrate the anniversary, Jenny Farrell has sent us one of his poems, which was translated by her father, Jack Mitchell. The image is by Mark Titchner, an artist who lives and…
In Praise of Communism
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Friday, 09 February 2018 22:21

In Praise of Communism

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The outstanding German communist playwright and poet Bertolt Brecht was born on 10 February 1898, 120 years ago. To celebrate the anniversary, Jenny Farrell has sent us one of his poems, which was translated by her father, Jack Mitchell. The image is by Mark Titchner, an artist who lives and works…
The Communist Hypothesis: ten lessons from Alain Badiou
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Tuesday, 30 January 2018 11:26

The Communist Hypothesis: ten lessons from Alain Badiou

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The Communist Hypothesis: ten lessons from Alain Badiou by Chris Norris We know that communism is the right hypothesis. All those who abandon this hypothesis immediately resign themselves to the market economy, to parliamentary democracy – the form of state suited to capitalism – and to the inevitable and 'natural'…
stitching this universe together
Friday, 26 January 2018 18:26

stitching this universe together

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stitching this Universe together by Martin Hayes Sadiq wants to stay a part of this control room, a partof this bunch of chained cynical indebted men who continually take the piss out of his haircuts his shoes and his love lifewho never cut him any slack whenever he makes a…
Come in number 45, your time is up
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 10:52

Come in number 45, your time is up

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In Which No. 45 Once Again Seeks Validation To Dispel The Existential Fear That Gnaws At His Very Soul  by Steve Pottinger Thursday, 4am. The president wakesReaches, half-conscious, for his phoneUnwilling, untutored, unable to fight.Must! Have! Attention! Now!Punches the keypad over and over In a desperate, infantile frenzy. Then:Send. America!…
An Embarrassment
Sunday, 14 January 2018 13:07

An Embarrassment

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An Embarrassment by Chris Norris LONDON — A political storm is brewing ahead of Prince Harry’s and Meghan Markle’s May 19 wedding over whether to crack down on homeless people and beggars in the well-to-do English town of Windsor . . . . Borough council leader Simon Dudley kicked off…
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