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

at wembley dogs
Monday, 18 June 2018 20:35

at wembley dogs

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at Wembley dogs by Martin Hayes at Wembley dogs we used to buy brown Hofmeister bottles of beer and jump all over the seats that people once sat in to watch England win the World Cup we used to eat hot dogs longer than our cocks and run up and…
Grenfell Day
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 14 June 2018 08:22

Grenfell Day

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It's a year since Grenfell Tower in west London was destroyed by a fire that killed 72 people. Grenfell Day by Rip Bulkeley Like any and every other daythis one was filled with happiness,with loss and crime and ice-cream vans,with lovers' confessions and catastrophes,with hopeless refugees, with foolishness and failures,with…
King Lear and the Fool in the Storm by William Dyce
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 13 June 2018 16:32

Tragedy: a caution from Brecht

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Tragedy: a caution from Brecht by Chris Norris Our representations of human social life are designed for river-dwellers, fruit farmers, builders of vehicles and up-turners of society, whom we invite into our theatres and beg not to forget their cheerful occupations while we hand the world over to their minds…
In bed with Macbeth
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Friday, 01 June 2018 07:56

A Third Colour: A protest against the world we live in

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Mike Quille introduces a new collection of poetry from Culture Matters. Housmans, the not-for-profit radical bookshop, is at the foot of the Caledonian Road near King's Cross station in North London. It was the venue for the recent launch of A Third Colour, Culture Matters' new collection of poems by…
Don't Stop Repealing
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 28 May 2018 18:25

Don't Stop Repealing

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Don’t Stop Repealing after Journey by Kevin Higgins In the interests of the coming equality,of which everyone is now theoretically in favour, the mahogany dining tables of Taylors’ Hillmust be immediately confiscated; the wood usedto fashion a makeshift grand pianofor every asylum seeker child in the city. All marble staircases will…
To My Wife, from an Israeli Gaol
Monday, 21 May 2018 09:12

To My Wife, from an Israeli Gaol

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To My Wife, from an Israeli Gaol by Chris Norris 'She kept saying: “You have to go. You have to go”', recalled one aunt, Ahlam, 30. ‘She was the most dedicated of all of us.’ Wesal, 14, was shot dead on Monday, one of more than 60 people killed as…
Let Me Tell You About Them
Saturday, 19 May 2018 16:59

Let Me Tell You About Them

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Let Me Tell You About Them by Kevin Higgins The teenagers we shot yesterdaywere shot responsibly through the eyewith plain-speaking dum-dum bullets, manufactured in Fife, or taken down with SR 25 sniper rifles flownheroically in from Orange County.Many of these so-called protestorsspecifically arranged to be shot in the back, just…
Poets, jump the class divide! Dark Times Revisited
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 10:30

Poets, jump the class divide! Dark Times Revisited

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Image: Côr Cochion Caerdydd (Cardiff Reds Choir), have raised their voices in song, campaigning for peace, freedom and justice. Dark Times Revisited by Chris Norris Oh why do we not say the important things, it would be so easy, and we are damned because we do not. - Bertolt Brecht, ‘Song About…
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