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

Western Christian Civilisation
Friday, 14 May 2021 15:23

Western Christian Civilisation

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A tanka poem, in Irish and English (5-7-5-7-7 syllables) by Gabriel Rosenstock, written in response to Western Christian Civilization (1965) an installation by Leon Ferrari (above) ár gcogaí, a chuid'tá in ainm an Atharan Mhic is an Naomhspioraid cogaí síoraí 'tá iontu á bhfearadh ina ainm our wars, Belovedin the…
The Brown Envelope Ebook and Book
Tuesday, 11 May 2021 07:38

The Brown Envelope Ebook and Book

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The Brown Envelope Ebook is now available for orders here, and the book is available for orders 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…
In future we will turn the guns on you
Monday, 10 May 2021 14:55

In future we will turn the guns on you

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Jenny Farrell marks the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune As we mark the 150th anniversary of the French proletariat’s heroic first bid to set up La Commune in Paris, let us examine Brecht’s interpretation of this great event in his play “The Days of the Commune”. The Commune broke…
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Tuesday, 04 May 2021 16:21

The Boy in the Subway

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The Boy in the Subway by Tony Webb I met my wife for breakfast.Futile negotiationsin the bookshop café at the Dylan Thomas Centre.A peaceful haven amongst books and old pictures. I ordered hot chocolate, knowing this would bother her.The cream on my lips and other parts of my facewere bound…
Deals done
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Sunday, 02 May 2021 11:29

Deals done

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Deals Done by Sally Flint The amount the government has to spend on state pensions will fall by £1.5bn by 2022, partly because of over-65s dying of Covid, forecasts suggest. The government will also receive an extra £0.9bn from inheritance tax - www.bbc.co.uk/news/business 3 March 2021 Boris Johnson’s ‘chumocracy’ is…
May Day 2021: Defence and Rights
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Saturday, 01 May 2021 09:15

May Day 2021: Defence and Rights

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Defence and Rights by David Betteridge ... we have come here in the cause of Labour,in its own defence, to demand its own rights... - Eleanor Marx, speech on the first May Dayheld in Hyde Park, London, 1890 Mayday. Mayday. Mayday. Two syllables, thrice.Whoever hears this call understands Distress,and knows…
May Day 2021: Star-Spangled Purple Bandana General
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Sunday, 25 April 2021 08:36

May Day 2021: Star-Spangled Purple Bandana General

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Star-spangled Purple Bandana General by Fred Voss When I first stepped up to a machine after gettingmy union cardI joined a ring of men and women locking hands in a circlespanning the globean armywith wrenches and hammers and steel-toed shoes and hardhats and tape measuresinstead of gunsan army standing so…
Camels and Needles
Sunday, 25 April 2021 11:27

Camels and Needles

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Camels and Needles by Rebecca Lowe ‘It is easier for a camel to passThrough the eye of a needleThan for a rich man to enter heaven’… ‘Ah,’ you say,‘But it depends on the size of the needle,It depends on the size of the camel.’ Poverty is relative only for the…
kentish hymn / keremet
Sunday, 25 April 2021 11:25

kentish hymn / keremet

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kentish hymn / keremet by Fran Lock wuton wuldrian weorada dryhten hálgan hlióðorcwidum... god is native to a numb tongue, heard as cleave or queerdom, we are crossing in fog where the chalk path forks. hips and haws. to the barrow, to the drear bower over the berm, to etching…
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