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

Politics in Northern Ireland
Saturday, 14 May 2022 14:52

Politics in Northern Ireland

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Politics in Northern Ireland a bilingual limerick by Limerick bilinguist Gabriel Rosenstock We'd bring back the border tomorrowIt may cause discomfort and sorrow It's simple, you see, Says the DUPWe must prevent Sodom (and Gomorrah!) ~ Tugtar ar ais dúinn ár dteorainnIs bíodh líne eadrainn i gcónaí Arsa an DUP…
Gwrthryfel / Uprising: An anthology of radical poetry from contemporary Wales
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Friday, 06 May 2022 14:38

Gwrthryfel / Uprising: An anthology of radical poetry from contemporary Wales

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Gwrthryfel / Uprising takes us on a journey to the heart of Cymru. Edited by Merthyr writer Mike Jenkins, co-editor of ‘Red Poets’ magazine, with artwork by Gus Payne, this ambitious anthology of radical poetry explores Cymru’s history, hardships, rebellions and resistances. The book is sponsored by Merthyr Trades Council,…
Seams of People, by Mike Jenkins
Sunday, 01 May 2022 10:34

Seams of People, by Mike Jenkins

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Alun Rees reviews Seams of People, by Mike Jenkins (Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, £7.50) Mike Jenkins wastes no time letting you know where he stands politically. In the title poem that opens this impressive collection he states his position unambiguously. Indeed, the first clue is in the very first word of…
Ey Mister Lan'Lor'!
Sunday, 01 May 2022 09:59

Ey Mister Lan'Lor'!

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Ey Mister Lan’Lor’! by Mike Jenkins, with image by Gus Payne Tell me, Mister Lan’lor’wha yew doin t me?Jest me an my kidtryin t make ends meet.I work like a doga collie chasin sheep,I’m on yewer leash. Carn afford no car,train fares always goin up,food prices beyond‘lectric’s the same –yew…
Waiting to Run a Raindrop Machine
Sunday, 01 May 2022 08:18

Waiting to Run a Raindrop Machine

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Waiting to Run a Raindrop Machine by Fred Voss The weather forecast says it may finally rain todayand a machinist throws open the big steel overhead doorand waits munching an apple and looking out at the skythen another machinistand anotherand another walk over to stand at the door until 5…
In Dire Parenthesis
Wednesday, 27 April 2022 09:28

In Dire Parenthesis

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In Dire Parenthesis by David Betteridge, with cartoon by Bob Starrett When it comes to marching, many do not knowThat their enemy is marching at their head...- Bertolt Brecht Whichever way your missiles fly,reducing lives and hopes to debris, ash,or dust; whichever way your angerand your loathing lie, leaving spacefor…
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