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

Durham Miners' Gala 2018
Saturday, 14 July 2018 20:45

Durham Miners' Gala 2018

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Gala Day, Durham Miners by Jane Burn At eight-fifteen, the band stands up in regimented lines.July, before the schools break – the morning lull brokenby the stray parp of tuning notes, loud and suddenthrough nets ghosting open windows. It’s a signalto get up, throw cardigans over nighties, join the exodusof…
Bread and Roses Poetry Award 2018
Wednesday, 11 July 2018 16:59

Bread and Roses Poetry Award 2018

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Thanks to all of you who sent in poems this year. We received over 800 poems, so we're very grateful to all the contributors, and to Andy Croft from Smokestack Books and Mary Sayer from Unite for doing the difficult job of choosing the winners and the other poems to…
Paul Summers, the Durham Miners' Gala, and arise!
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Friday, 06 July 2018 13:37

Paul Summers, the Durham Miners' Gala, and arise!

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Mike Quille interviews Paul Summers, including extracts from a major new poem which is published by Culture Matters. It will be launched at the People, Pits and Politics festival in Durham on Friday 13th July, the day before the Miners’ Gala, and is available for purchase here.  Paul Summers is deeply rooted…
The Match
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Thursday, 05 July 2018 17:04

The Match

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The Match by Helen Burke Because ok lets face itLife is a match.You know it and I know it,And where you sit depends how it goes,And – you never get to pick your own team,And so much depends on the colours of your scarf.(None of this is by choice –…
Capitalism Aggressive, At Its Best
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 25 June 2018 12:49

Capitalism Aggressive, At Its Best

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Capitalism Aggressive, At Its Best by David Susswein   the sales are at the pitmine the sales are in the minds of the working class told to work for dignity the sales are in the cleaner scrubbing floors her betters have dirtied   the sales are in the minds of…
Bertolt Brecht Offers Advice to Waverers about Attending the Great Anti-Trump Demonstration (London, July 13th, 2018)
Friday, 22 June 2018 22:29

Bertolt Brecht Offers Advice to Waverers about Attending the Great Anti-Trump Demonstration (London, July 13th, 2018)

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Bertolt Brecht Offers Advice to Waverers about Attending the Great Anti-Trump Demonstration (London, July 13th, 2018)  by Chris Norris You say: ‘it’s not my business, my concern,Nothing to do with me. My voteWent to the good guys, those who’d turnThe horror-show around’ – I quoteYour own words back at you…
The Truth Behind the Wire
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 20:27

The Truth Behind the Wire

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The Truth Behind the Wire by Kevin Higgins Kindly disregard the attention seeking cries of the few.They are child actors being given scripts by liberals. Most of the young people there are delighted withwhat we’re doing. There is no policy of separation from parents. It’s just if you’re going to…
at wembley dogs
Monday, 18 June 2018 20:35

at wembley dogs

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at Wembley dogs by Martin Hayes at Wembley dogs we used to buy brown Hofmeister bottles of beer and jump all over the seats that people once sat in to watch England win the World Cup we used to eat hot dogs longer than our cocks and run up and…
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