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

Only use words if you have to: Homily of Francis
Tuesday, 28 July 2020 08:39

Only use words if you have to: Homily of Francis

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Geraldine Clarkson introduces her new collection When in the last two months before publication of my first full poetry collection, Monica’s Overcoat of Flesh — the progress of which had been variously plagued by bereavements, the loss of a home, and complicated publishing scenarios — the final compiling and proofreading…
Living in dark times: the poetry of Bertolt Brecht
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 06 July 2020 15:47

Living in dark times: the poetry of Bertolt Brecht

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Edward Mackinnon shows how Brecht successfully integrated Marxist theory into his poetic practice “What is robbing a bank compared with founding a bank?” “In the dark timesWill there also be singing?Yes, there will also be singing.About the dark times” “And I always thought the very simplest wordsShould be enough. If…
Ready to Go to Work
K2_PUBLISHED_ON 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
K2_PUBLISHED_ON 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
K2_PUBLISHED_ON 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
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
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…
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