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

Take the Step
Thursday, 05 August 2021 08:02

Take the Step

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Take the Step by Yanis Iqbal Tremblingly and caressingly, The sun spins a thread of morning From the depths and dregs of yesterday’s night, Aware that nothing has changed - Wan emptiness of hunger and misery continue to aboundMillstones of money keep crushing the wheat of humanity into powders of…
Shooting the Moon
Saturday, 24 July 2021 10:29

Shooting the Moon

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Shooting the Moon by David Erdos So now they are shooting off into space, from BezosTo Branson; Billionaires owning orbits costing 402 MillionBy the min. All this as The Sex Pistols sue John and LydonDeems the Disney deal rotten, while Dolly Parton reposesFor Playboy at the age of 75. Mammon…
BoJo: a Litany and The Bodyguard's Tale
Thursday, 22 July 2021 16:15

BoJo: a Litany and The Bodyguard's Tale

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BoJo: a Litany by Christopher Norris I hate your lies, the monstrous lotOf lies you’ve told to save your skin,To line your pockets, take a shotAt some old rival, seek to pinThe blame elsewhere, pretend you’ve gotA half-way truthful tale to spin,Or tell the world you’re really notThat scheming bastard…
Labouring the point - a colonial question
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 22 July 2021 08:43

Labouring the point - a colonial question

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Labouring the point - a colonial question by Alexis Lykiard The endless, questionable anti-Semitism fussIs media-stoked to fool the credulous and hoodwink us –All those presuming to deplore, or even criticise,The fact that stolen acres are annexed by Israel. Much of the so-called Promised Land’s a living hellFor its original…
Planet Earth is Blue
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Tuesday, 20 July 2021 12:34

Planet Earth is Blue

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Planet Earth is Blue by Sally Flint Maybe after the super-rich witness our world at a distance they will stop flying high, want to rectify the part they've played in a planet's destruction, reconsider 'life-time ambitions'. Maybe, from the edge of space, they'll question the green patches left of a…
I keep forgetting that I live in London
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Tuesday, 20 July 2021 10:51

I keep forgetting that I live in London

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I keep forgetting that I live in London by Robert Yates the clientele abusing the computers in the library consist of:hyperactive schoolkids for whom this is a social centreonce in a green moon they are asked to be quieta dotty old bat who can’t enter data without mutteringa convulsant jerk…
AM
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Tuesday, 13 July 2021 19:45

AM

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AM by Gabriel Rosenstock TáTá séTá sé inTá sé in amTá sé in am rudTá sé in am rud éiginTá sé in am rud éigin aTá sé in am rud éigin a dhéanamhTá sé in am rud éigin a dhéanamh anois TIME ItIt isIt is timeIt is time toIt is…
Bread and Roses Poetry Award 2021: The winners!
Monday, 12 July 2021 08:36

Bread and Roses Poetry Award 2021: The winners!

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The judges, Andy Croft of Smokestack Books and Mary Sayer from Unite, have picked the following five winners for 2021: Have Mercy on the Multi-Drop Man by Eamonn Harvey They Want All Our Teeth to be Theirs by Martin Hayes The Apple Tree by Alan Sleater Spray Carnations by Steven…
Apricot Sun
Monday, 12 July 2021 08:09

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…
Summer Poetry Round-Up
Friday, 09 July 2021 16:27

Summer Poetry Round-Up

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Fran Lock reviews some recent poetry collections Ox, by Martin Hayes (Knives Forks And Spoons Press) It has been written elsewhere that Ox marks something of a departure for Martin Hayes, who is perhaps best known as an outspoken poetic witness to the multiple indignities and oppressions of our cruel…
The Treaty
Friday, 09 July 2021 09:17

The Treaty

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The Treaty by Kevin Higgins Having failed to crush, flatten,or close our borders against it,there is talk of negotiations. King Virus comes to the table wearing a crown of spikesthat fans out to fill the whole roomand can’t be removedexcept on the day of its state funeral,for which – item…
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