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

Ready to Go to Work
Monday, 06 July 2020 07:00

Ready to Go to Work

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Ready to Go to Work by Fred Voss A machinist bites into his morning appleas the sun riseson his workbench before him are 1/8th to ½-inch Allen wrenchesfor turning socket-head cap screwstight5/16th to 1-and-¼-inch crescent wrenches for turning any hex-nutin the shopand the apple in his mouth is sweet as…
Rogues
Sunday, 28 June 2020 16:38

Rogues

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Rogues by Christopher Norris The most ‘roguish’ of rogue states are those that circulate and make use of a concept like ‘rogue state’, with the language, rhetoric, juridical discourse, and strategico-military consequences we all know. The first and most violent of rogue states are those that have ignored and continue…
Past the Pastoral
Thursday, 25 June 2020 16:18

Past the Pastoral

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Past The Pastoral by Martin Rowson By now I reckon I'm way past the pastoral,Beyond beguilementImmunised against contagious charms The shallowed streams of dappled glamourContrived to pogrom trout;The hedgerows' anarchism, fecund mutualityShouldered like everything into the margins,Edged out, then forced to fortress theMultiple stab wounds of tilled fields;The monotony of…
Separate Cells
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 22 June 2020 14:18

Separate Cells

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David Erdos introduces his new collection of poems, downloadable below. The collection is illustrated by Max Crow Reeves, who also made the image above. Coronic Irrigation: An Introduction by David Erdos If an irritation is seen as something that disturbs The smooth surface, thus came Corona to rub And to…
The Great Escape
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 22 June 2020 09:32

The Great Escape

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The Great Escape by Martin Rowson What if their inner spies had tipped the wink?Foretold the cruel incompetence of The callous cranks in chargeAnd whispered the full consequence Of the old's expendability? What if, beneath the cover of Lock Down's deepest anxietyThey'd made a Great Escape, furtive through the hunkered…
a break in the weather: flags, fascism, mourning, and the machinery of capitalism
Saturday, 20 June 2020 08:27

a break in the weather: flags, fascism, mourning, and the machinery of capitalism

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a break in the weather by Fran Lock, with image by Steev Burgess even the dogs, distended with heat. i wanted rain.women with their conscientious shopping washedaway. these mutant brides of hygiene, trendingand aerobic, who tsk my dirty boots in queues.this mineral stutter. gardens stained with bruteoccasion. chalk reproach. hedges…
A World Beater
Thursday, 18 June 2020 09:50

A World Beater

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 World Beating (or – Boris Johnson's Wet Dream) by Martin Rowson, with image by Martin Gollan I wanna be a World beater, A World beater A World Beater A Woad Botha A Veldt Pouter A White Buddha And a World beater And though I'm just a Wet bleater A Warped…
Notes on a pandemic
Saturday, 13 June 2020 15:08

Notes on a pandemic

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Karl Parkinson reads a new video poem on life after the pandemic Notes on a Pandemic was written between March and May 2020, during the lockdown in Dublin. Words: Karl Parkinson. Videography: Images/footage: Dave Lordan & Karl Parkinson. Editing: Karl Parkinson. Music: Epidemic Sounds: Artist: World's Apart by Rannar Sillard.…
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