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

Social Mobility
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 18:41

Social Mobility

Written by
in Poetry
Social Mobility by Peter Raynard roll up roll up enter prize for enterprisers, why?we will see you through our newly decorated economic portals like a win on a fairground shy no longer a museum piece of shame the historical artefact uncovered by do-gooding just enoughs to take away the talent…
National Poetry Day: you ask us why we fight
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 04 October 2018 09:46

National Poetry Day: you ask us why we fight

in Poetry
Written by
you ask us why we fight by Fran Lock you can make an inkblot of your nosebleed if you want to. talk and tsk and suckyour teeth. conspiracy and crucible, and last of all is cliché: fighting irish. Tell mehow my fist offends propriety, then name me one good thing…
National Poetry Day: Anatomy of a Bomb Scare
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 04 October 2018 09:30

National Poetry Day: Anatomy of a Bomb Scare

in Poetry
Written by
Anatomy of a Bomb Scarefor Jacqueline Walker by Kevin Higgins Tasks such as this are typically implementedon deniable mobile phones,ordered by a raised eyebrow or nodfourth or fifth floor of an unpainted, concrete building,about which no more can be said because, for reasons obvious to both The Guardian and the…
National Poetry Day: Symptomatic
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 04 October 2018 08:51

National Poetry Day: Symptomatic

in Poetry
Written by
Symptomatic by Edward Mackinnon The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear.- Antonio Gramsci, Prison Notebooks I have watched the wars being re-run nightly,become humane, democretinisationgoing forward, going global, light…
National Poetry Day: Suffer the Wretched
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 04 October 2018 08:32

National Poetry Day: Suffer the Wretched

in Poetry
Written by
Suffer the Wretched by Ian C Smith A youngish couple, a toddler, a hoarse lapdog,spindly trailer loads of depression-era belongings,the sort left on the verge with rubbish binsto vanish overnight when clouds eclipse the moon.He reverses up the driveway, ropes taut, noise levelramping from silent to near-lunatic,next door’s house for…
Don't mention the word class! The theft of working-class culture
Monday, 01 October 2018 20:55

Don't mention the word class! The theft of working-class culture

Written by
in Poetry
Fran Lock exposes the hypocrisy, classism and elitism in contemporary liberal attempts to edit, erode and police working-class participation in the arts, and she calls for the radical, systematic democratisation of culture. Here she goes again! Over the last few months I have been asked to contribute to or participate in…
Poetry on the Picket Line
Saturday, 22 September 2018 17:05

Poetry on the Picket Line

Written by
in Poetry
Phill Jupitus wrote the Foreword for this new anthology, which is available here. All proceeds of sale will go towards strike funds. I have always thought there’s an unrecognised grace and beauty in a picket line. Also, they are a huge embarrassment to the organisations being picketed. The fact that,…
Page 4 of 17