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Apricot Sun
Monday, 12 July 2021 07:49

Apricot Sun

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Trisha Heaney’s poems are sincere, authentic and true. Her polemical pieces show no pity for the pitiless, combining outrage and insight, but the political is often potently personal, whether the focus is on the communitarian solidarity experienced growing up on a Glasgow housing scheme, or on the sense of belonging…
The Brown Envelope Ebook and Book
Tuesday, 11 May 2021 09:30

The Brown Envelope Ebook and Book

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The Brown Envelope Ebook is now available for orders here, and the printed version is available here. It is published by Caparison in association with Culture Matters and Don't Go Breaking Our Arts. The poems have been selected and edited by Alan Morrison and Kate Jay-R, with a Foreword by…
Our Father Eclipse
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 11 March 2021 13:53

Our Father Eclipse

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Our Father Eclipse is a pseudo-apocalyptic, eco-socialist, dystopian vision of the world. Framed amid the realities of global pandemic and climate emergency, it speaks to a post-truth political era where neoliberal capitalism is clearly and dramatically failing. Dark, yet edged with hope, it contains questions of faith, belief and truth…
Anonymous Bosch
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 11 March 2021 13:47

Anonymous Bosch

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Mike Jenkins once again invites us into the daily lives of austerity-struck residents of Merthyr Tydfil and the Valleys, in this bittersweet collection of poem-monologues, communicated in the sympathetic Welsh working-class voice that has become the poet's signature. Once again we find them coping with the stresses and strains on…
Ballad of the Black Domain
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 25 February 2021 17:26

Ballad of the Black Domain

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Ballad of the Black Domain is a collection of poems about the South Wales coalfield of its title and the revolutionary traditions of Merthyr. It’s full of verve and sensitive empathy for the oppressed, with a deep sense of history that doesn't lapse into over-indulgent nostalgia. There is a tension…
Where We Get Magic From
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 03 December 2020 15:57

Where We Get Magic From

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We tend to think that feeding and watering our kids is enough. Job done. We’re so busy making a living ourselves that we gladly hand them over to schools and to social media, to be fed the mainstream culture. But that culture broadly supports the status quo. It does not…
The Sikh Snowman
Wednesday, 25 November 2020 11:16

The Sikh Snowman

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Some snowmen had topknots. Some wore football scarves and skull caps. Some had veils over their faces. One had fairy wings. They all began to sing...... Snowfall, friendship and feelings combine in this heartfelt and celebratory story about coming together. There's a relatable and joyous sense of wonder as the…
From the Plough to the Stars
Sunday, 08 November 2020 21:29

From the Plough to the Stars

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From the Plough to the Stars: An Anthology of Working People’s Prose from Contemporary Ireland This is the follow-up volume to Children of the Nation: An Anthology of Working People's Poetry from Contemporary Ireland, published in 2019. Like that book, it aims to express working people's perspective on life. There…
Climate Matters
Friday, 06 November 2020 16:23

Climate Matters

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Climate Matters: A collaboration between Riptide Journal and Culture Matters, edited and introduced by Virginia Baily, Sally Flint and Mike Quille In 2019 we challenged writers and artists to address the burning topic of the climate crisis and question its relationship with capitalism. In 2020 Covid–19 erupted and spread across…
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