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They want all our teeth to be theirs
Friday, 10 December 2021 10:17

They want all our teeth to be theirs

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Every year for the past five years, Culture Matters has run a Bread and Roses Poetry Award, supported by Unite the Union. The competition is free to enter and is aimed at supporting and encouraging poetry with a broadly social and political content, written by and for working people. They…
Land of the Ever Young
Monday, 15 November 2021 10:05

Land of the Ever Young

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This is the final book in a set of three volumes of working people’s writing from contemporary Ireland. It follows on from a poetry anthology, Children of the Nation and a prose anthology, From the Plough to the Stars, all edited by Jenny Farrell and available here. The children’s stories…
Fire in My Head
Tuesday, 05 October 2021 15:59

Fire in My Head

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Moya Roddy’s new collection of stories catapult us into the minds and hearts of working-class people who, despite a class system that offers them very little, reveal their own strength and potential through friendship, community and solidarity. Whether it’s the young mother in Doctor’s Orders fighting to get the right…
Over Eagle Pond
Tuesday, 05 October 2021 09:57

Over Eagle Pond

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Organised around beautiful and careful observations of the natural world, Over Eagle Pond avoids the temptations of rage and despair that weaken so much Covid poetry, successfully addressing large, global events via the local and the particular. The accompanying drawings by Martin Gollan are reminiscent of Paul Hogarth and are…
William Blake at the Bridge Hotel
Tuesday, 05 October 2021 09:38

William Blake at the Bridge Hotel

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This new poetry anthology is edited and introduced by Paul Summers and illustrated with photographs by Dan Douglas. Ten local poets are presented, diverse in style but unified by their progressive politics and class. Their visions of the city and its people straddle an epoch which has witnessed deindustrialisation and…
Ghosts of the Early Morning Shift
Wednesday, 22 September 2021 08:30

Ghosts of the Early Morning Shift

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Scotland’s radical credentials, past and present, are evident throughout the pages of this new anthology, the companion volume to the anthology of radical poetry, A Kist of Thistles, published in 2020. The first part of the anthology contains Memoirs, and the second part contains Flash Fiction with Short Stories. In…
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