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

Baked Alaska
Saturday, 09 January 2021 09:08

Baked Alaska

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Baked Alaska by Alan Morrison Emperor Trump's mob took him at his word,Stormed the Capitol, seat of American democracy,Vandals sacking Rome, Spartans spilling into Athens,Barbarians at the gates in red baseball caps brandedWith the legend: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!Barbarians from within, chanting empty mantrasAnd chauvinistic rhetoric - "Stop the Steal!"Amongst…
Spirograph: an interview with Pauline Sewards
Monday, 04 January 2021 09:50

Spirograph: an interview with Pauline Sewards

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Fran Lock interviews Pauline Sewards about Spirograph, her latest collection of poems FL: Hi Pauline, thanks so much for agreeing to talk to me about your latest collection of poems, Spirograph. The title poem uses the conceit of the Spirograph Set to explore those moments of 'not quite repetition' in…
Emmanuel
Thursday, 24 December 2020 09:31

Emmanuel

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Emmanuel by Fran Lock sometimes the sky fights me. sometimes the dayis a dogful of loss. sometimes the day is a desert,a prolonged and hopeless music. how the heart has timid discipline enough to make you retch,and i should gather in my wan rejoicing, stoneby stick, by feather by stone.…
Christmas 2020. It’s all about the loved ones
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Sunday, 20 December 2020 10:17

Christmas 2020. It’s all about the loved ones

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Christmas 2020. It’s all about the loved ones by Annie McCrae but what about the sick onesthe bullied onesthe just about surviving onesthe unemployed onesthe struggling onesthe can’t cope any longer ones? And what about the lonely onesthe grieving onesthe drowning onesthe exploited onesthe abused onesthe trapped can’t leave ones?…
Amnesia of the Asylum-seeker
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Friday, 04 December 2020 14:35

Amnesia of the Asylum-seeker

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Amnesia of the Asylum-seeker by Leah Fleetwood Who we were back then, it’s hard to recall:lawyers, actors, fruit-sellers at a stall;street-singers, clerics, or newssheet writers?How were we seen – kowtowers or fighters?Your need to process us is fair and no surprise – to thresh the facts from what you think…
2020
Thursday, 03 December 2020 14:57

2020

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2020 by Tom Hubbard Cardboard covers the flesh in a smitten street,While, immunised from sudden empathy,Flesh covers pasteboard as high chancers greetDank festivals of mediocrity.Their very bodies crust into a mask,And those who hark at them are marionettesOf paper that absorbs, who scarce will ask,And take no thought for future…
See what life is like: an interview with Dorothy Spencer
Thursday, 26 November 2020 10:45

See what life is like: an interview with Dorothy Spencer

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Fran Lock interviews Dorothy Spencer, an editor at Lumpen journal, writer, poet and mental health worker. Her first collection, See What Life is Like was published by Lumpen this year. Her writing explores everyday tragedies; addiction, love, loneliness, and the absurd banality of late consumer capitalism. Hi Dorothy, and thanks…
Naked under 10,000-watt lightbulbs
Wednesday, 25 November 2020 09:50

Naked under 10,000-watt lightbulbs

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Naked under 10,000-watt lightbulbs by Fred Voss We machinistsare lucky to have our machinesmachine handles we can grab when we are lonely green steel machine sides we can hide behind when we feel guilty or ashamedsteel machine tables we can drop 100-pound machinist vises onto and green steel machine headswe…
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