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

Resurging
Monday, 16 March 2020 15:16

Resurging

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David Betteridge presents a major new long poem, a meditation on last December's setback to the socialist Left. Illustrations are by his longtime friend and collaborator, Bob Starrett, official artist at the Upper Clyde Shipyard Work-In in 1972. RESURGING In memory of Albert Marsden, Scunthorpe steelworker, trade union official, community…
Politics and Poetry
Thursday, 05 March 2020 10:57

Politics and Poetry

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Politics and Poetry: two views by Chris Norris They ask me: why the antique style?Why have them rhyme and scan?Why fiddle while Rome burns, or whileOur lives go down the pan? It’s rough-house stuff, the stuff we need,Red-hot with scorn and rage,Not stuff for owlish types to readOff some age-yellowed…
The Shipping Forecast
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 02 March 2020 15:18

The Shipping Forecast

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The Shipping Forecast by Kevin Higgins Back when the three giant liners,Britannia, Eurasia, and Sweet Land of Libertyweren’t all simultaneously taking on tonnes of water,you didn’t have to thinkabout what makes them float. After loading your gut at the buffetwith more prawns and chocolate cheesecakethan it could be trusted to…
Brexit Music
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 02 March 2020 12:58

Brexit Music

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Brexit Music (After Louis MacNeice) by P. W. Bridgman It’s no go the cavernous yawns, its no go sermons in Chinglish.All we want is a Sunday jaunt to a bar where the barmaids aren’t Polish.Young Vicar Ng’s lost half the flock; his wife’s gone over to Rome.After 17 hours of…
Questioning Capitalism: The Climate Matters Anthology 2020
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 24 February 2020 13:20

Questioning Capitalism: The Climate Matters Anthology 2020

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Sally Flint calls for submissions to this new anthology of poems, stories, science writing and images, a collaboration between Culture Matters and Riptide Journal (University of Exeter) ‘We are only the trustees for those who come after us.’ - William Morris In 2020 we want to publish a collection of…
MOUTH - IN STEEL
Sunday, 16 February 2020 08:25

The Winning Cock

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 The Winning Cock by S. O. Fasrus The winning cock continued crowingEmboldened by his win, and knowingNo fowl could make a bigger dinwhen pecking orders favoured him.
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