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Witches, Warriors, Workers
Tuesday, 11 February 2020 16:31

Witches, Warriors, Workers

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Witches, Warriors, Workers: An anthology of contemporary working women’s poetry, 192pps., £9 plus £3 p. and p. ISBN: 978-1-912710-19-5 This new anthology focuses on themes which reflect the texture and preoccupations of working women in contemporary Britain. There are 65 contributors of all ages, working across a variety of poetic…
The Folded Lie
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 31 October 2019 08:58

The Folded Lie

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£7 plus £3 p.and p. ISBN: 978-1-912710-24-9 In September 1939, W. H. Auden wrote these words: All I have is a voiceTo undo the folded lie 80 years later, another politically conscious and technically skilful poet rises to the challenge of ‘unfolding the lie’, as Christopher Norris’s eloquent and combative…
Release a Rage of Red
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 02 October 2019 11:11

Release a Rage of Red

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£5 plus £3.00 p. and p. ISBN: 978-1-912710-21-8 Release a Rage of Red is a selection of entries to the Bread & Roses Poetry Award 2019, sponsored by Unite. Every year it becomes more of a challenge to judge these poems. This year, there was a large number of beautifully…
Raptures and Captures
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Wednesday, 25 September 2019 10:22

Raptures and Captures

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£7 plus £3.00 p. and p. ISBN: 978-1-912710-18-8 Raptures and Captures follows on from Muses and Bruises and Ruses and Fuses, both published by Culture Matters. It is inspired by liberation theology and a fascination with the continuing relevance of the lives of the saints to a radical, liberating politics.…
Robots Have No Bones
Monday, 05 August 2019 11:33

Robots Have No Bones

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£10 (plus £1.50 p. and p.) ISBN: 978-1-912710-14-0 Robots Have No Bones is Fred Voss’s follow-up collection to The Earth and the Stars in the Palm of Your Hand, also published by Culture Matters. Robots in the workplace – computerized metalworking machinery – mean a loss of the tactile impact…
The Trouble with Monsters
Thursday, 02 May 2019 15:26

The Trouble with Monsters

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£8 (plus £1.50 p. and p.) ISBN: 978-1-912710-12-6 Christopher Norris’s new collection of political poems take aim at some monsters of our present bad times, among them Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Theresa May, George Osborne, Benjamin Netanyahu, and assorted hangers-on. These politicians act as if they have said…
From Aberfan t Grenfell
Thursday, 14 February 2019 16:21

From Aberfan t Grenfell

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From Aberfan t Grenfell shows that Mike Jenkins’s sublime skills in dialect poetry continue to shine as brightly as ever, as he evokes a bravura array of voices from his Merthyr bro. Using his work to give speech to people without power, Jenkins’s poetry dramatizes the characters and struggles of…
Shabbigentile
Wednesday, 30 January 2019 17:29

Shabbigentile

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£9 (plus £3.00 p. and p.) ISBN: 978-1-912710-10-2 Alan Morrison’s Shabbigentile is a counterpoint to his Forward Prize-nominated Tan Raptures (Smokestack Books, 2017), many of its poems having been written during the same period and on complementary polemical themes. These range from the ominous economic stormclouds of the banking crash,…
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