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

School Trip
Sunday, 24 January 2021 12:41

School Trip

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School Trip by Ceinwen Haydon, with image by Steev Burgess Mam can I go please can I go please all my friends are another note from school her heart sinks makes her thinkwhat's the point – her wee girl's face aglow with hopestill too young to know their life's constrained…
Live from the One Planet Summit
Thursday, 21 January 2021 11:23

Live from the One Planet Summit

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LIVE from #OnePlanetSummit in Paris, 11/1/2021 by Greta Thunberg Bla bla natureBla bla importantBla bla ambitiousBla bla green investmentsBla bla great opportunityBla bla green growthBla bla net zeroBla bla step up our gameBla bla hopeBla bla bla...* *locking in decades of further destruction
Two poems
Monday, 18 January 2021 15:59

Two poems

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The Count by Caroline Maldonado First imagine Self in a shut room the curtainpulled tight When he comes for you again your heart like a trapped flycrashes against the panes You don’t cry Drawing the curtains open you see in every other window along the street the blinds are downHe…
Blooding
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 13 January 2021 14:56

Blooding

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Blooding by Rebecca Lowe 'After the first, it becomes easier,'The cold, wild-eyed stare of the deer,A crazy fish-eye lens looking backwardsthrough terror - you shiver,You are only twelve years oldand know what's coming, You've seen it before,A fistful of blood on your face,Still warm, from the dead beast,The violence of…
Cheap flights, cheap hands, cheap lives
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 13 January 2021 12:27

Cheap flights, cheap hands, cheap lives

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Cheap flights, cheap hands, cheap lives by Antoniy T. Georgiev They pour into the WestCheap flights, cheap hands, cheap livesThey wear the paint of the oppressorsYet share the faith of the oppressedTheir fathers and mothers were once told They were building socialismNow they are toldTo pick asparagus and berriesSort parcels…
The Masks of Anarchy
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 11 January 2021 09:08

The Masks of Anarchy

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The Masks of Anarchy by Barry Smith The song of the Thames-side boatmenAs they sail the ship of stateRings out across the choppy watersWhile the winds of pestilence blowRow, boys, row! The helmsman stands at the rudderSurveying his motley crewTousled blond hair all askewGive it all you’ve got, boysRow, boys,…
These books have held me: outstanding poetry from 2020
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Sunday, 10 January 2021 20:48

These books have held me: outstanding poetry from 2020

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Fran Lock writes about some outstanding poetry books published in 2020 It became apparent to me around the second week of December that I couldn't write this round-up in the usual way. By which I mean I could not – for a variety of reasons – simply recapitulate the tedious…
Why we talk about nothing but the weather
Saturday, 09 January 2021 16:35

Why we talk about nothing but the weather

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Why we talk about nothing but the weather by Fred Voss The welder is walking around the shop wearing a T-shirt coveredin decal-like images of red white and blue assault rifleson other days he wears a T-shirtwith National Rifle Associationplastered across itis he one of Trump’s Proud Boysdoes he have…
Baked Alaska
Saturday, 09 January 2021 09:08

Baked Alaska

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Baked Alaska by Alan Morrison Emperor Trump's mob took him at his word,Stormed the Capitol, seat of American democracy,Vandals sacking Rome, Spartans spilling into Athens,Barbarians at the gates in red baseball caps brandedWith the legend: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!Barbarians from within, chanting empty mantrasAnd chauvinistic rhetoric - "Stop the Steal!"Amongst…
A Finnish Story
Wednesday, 06 January 2021 16:17

A Finnish Story

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A Finnish Story* by Edward Mackinnon Landless, she worked on the land of a great landlord and his lady where the grass was lush and fat cows blinked at the northern lightBut she had to walk thirty miles with a fish and a pound of butter and having an honest…
Spirograph: an interview with Pauline Sewards
Monday, 04 January 2021 09:50

Spirograph: an interview with Pauline Sewards

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Fran Lock interviews Pauline Sewards about Spirograph, her latest collection of poems FL: Hi Pauline, thanks so much for agreeing to talk to me about your latest collection of poems, Spirograph. The title poem uses the conceit of the Spirograph Set to explore those moments of 'not quite repetition' in…
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