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Books (48)

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The Orgreave Stations
Wednesday, 01 May 2024 14:15

The Orgreave Stations

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On the 40th anniversary of the 1984/5 Miners’ Strike, William Hershaw has used the series of Christian images of the Stations of the Cross (Christ’s journey to his crucifixion) as a imaginative framework for a series of poems about the Strike, and particularly the Battle of Orgreave on the18th June,…
Convulsions, 2021-24: a Trusstercluck
Thursday, 28 March 2024 11:16

Convulsions, 2021-24: a Trusstercluck

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These are polemical and activist poems written to predict and hasten the demise of our tottering government and—hopefully—of the Conservative Party itself. The present-day Tory party and its leading representatives are unequalled in their incompetence, arrogance, greed, mendacity, corruption, and systemic criminality. The past fourteen years of Conservative rule have…
Money and Blood
Sunday, 18 February 2024 13:24

Money and Blood

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Anyone familiar with Wayne’ Dean-Richards’ work will recognise the themes in Money & Blood, chief among them being, as the title suggests, money and blood. The corrupting power of capitalism and its tragic, often violent consequences can be seen throughout the book. Elsewhere the legacy of abuse is darker still:…
A Brief and Biased History of Love
Thursday, 18 January 2024 17:22

A Brief and Biased History of Love

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'A soft, blunt, insistent rhythm in Alan Humm’s lines beats time to accounts of absent friends, of urban landscapes, of past and present violence, of love’s uncertainties.' - David Harsent 'Alan Humm's poised and poignant debut collection illuminates, with laser accuracy, ‘the dark shape in your heart/that comes to claim…
Rebel Admin
Thursday, 18 January 2024 16:33

Rebel Admin

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The poems in Rebel Admin are visually intense, and syntactically jagged; they create a sort of fragmentary cinema, one that works to signal the irrational absurdity of neoliberal culture, but also to disrupt its plausibly smooth and continuously scrolling script. Humour—of a uniquely warped and whacked-out variety—is the throughline of…
Yer Ower Voices
Wednesday, 08 November 2023 16:20

Yer Ower Voices

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Yer Ower Voices! is an anthology of dialect poetry in Welsh and English. The book is divided by geographical regional dialects: Swansea, The Valleys, Cardiff/ Newport, and North & West Wales. It is the first anthology of its kind ever published. The poets in Yer Ower Voices! show how dialect…
Dungheap Cockerel
Wednesday, 05 July 2023 07:19

Dungheap Cockerel

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The mission of Culture Matters is to promote cultural democracy. This means providing articles and works of art for people whose views and voices go largely ignored by the ruling classes of late capitalist Britain. We aim to be a platform where the oppressed and exploited can develop and express…
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