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

Sunday, 16 October 2016 14:56

It Ain't Me, Bob

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Heathcote Williams suggests that the latest recipient of the Nobel prize for literature is guilty of cultural identity theft. A then unknown and insecure folk singer looking to forge an identity for himself latched onto Dylan’s name and by assuming it, Robert Allen Zimmerman saw a way of securing for himself…
Sunday, 16 October 2016 14:54

'the bravest of the brave'

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'the bravest of the brave' by Fran Lock We will never again – in any future conflict – let those activist, left-wing human rights lawyers harangue and harass the bravest of the brave – the men and women of Britain’s Armed Forces - PM Theresa May at the Conservative Party…
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 05 October 2016 14:35

Long live those who died like dogs

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Andy Croft reminds us of the radicalism of the early Dadaist movement. A hundred years after the Cabaret Voltaire first opened its doors in Zurich, it is hard to remember just how shocking, how provocative and how radical the early Dadaist movement once was. Their extraordinary innovations in performance and…
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Saturday, 17 September 2016 14:13

Poetry belongs to everyone

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Andy Croft wrote The Privatisation of Poetry for Culture Matters a few months ago, and it has been amongst the most popular and influential articles on the site. He has attracted a good deal of criticism for his application of communist philosophy to poetry. Here, in an article republished from…
The War Abroad
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Saturday, 17 September 2016 14:12

The War Abroad

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The War Abroad by Alan Dunnett I have heard that in warpeople often don't knowwhat's going on. I meanordinary people caught in the middlealthough others too get confused. I have heard that beforeit can end, you must go throughtrauma. To some, that will seemnormal but, if you're caught in the…
When the well runs dry
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Saturday, 17 September 2016 14:05

When the well runs dry

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When The Well Runs Dry by Alan Dunnett I got to the piss-edge last nightsharp and painful like an infectionwith you below looking upfrom a hole in hell. I thought, this must be a jokeafter all the admonitionsbut then there's no telling what peoplemay do and be done by in…
Titanic
Thursday, 01 September 2016 11:30

Titanic

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Titanic by Salena Godden I used to love the film TitanicThe last 45 minutes or soAfter the sex scene in the carWhen the sea water starts to flow The sinking ship All slopping and swayingThe band how they Bravely keep on playing A man dressing up As a girly waifTo…
'A poem of objects that live by magic': the poetry of Anna Mendelssohn
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 10:36

'A poem of objects that live by magic': the poetry of Anna Mendelssohn

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Vicky Sparrow introduces the poetry of Anna Mendelssohn, imprisoned for her association with the Angry Brigade, and discusses how its 'attentive concern' rescues objects and people from the processes of capitalist commodification and impoverishment of meaning that are typical of capitalist culture. The poetry of Anna Mendelssohn (1948-2009) is both…
On The New Parliamentary Rump In The Absence of Mandatory Reselection
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 18:20

On The New Parliamentary Rump In The Absence of Mandatory Reselection

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On The New Parliamentary RumpIn The Absence of Mandatory Reselectionafter John Milton by Kevin Higgins Because you have shrugged off all sentiment,like a convention of businessmen, each in turn,successfully losing his boxer shortsat an after party that will, in due course,be put in the accounts under ‘miscellaneous’;he who is of…
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