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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…
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
K2_PUBLISHED_ON 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…
The Cry of the Poor
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 20 September 2021 09:37

The Cry of the Poor

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The Cry of the Poor: An Anthology of Radical Writing About Poverty, is selected and edited by Fran Lock, and features poetry, short stories, life-writing, essays and art by over one hundred contributors from around the world. This ambitious anthology asks urgent and compelling questions about what poverty is, who…
Apricot Sun
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 12 July 2021 07:49

Apricot Sun

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Trisha Heaney’s poems are sincere, authentic and true. Her polemical pieces show no pity for the pitiless, combining outrage and insight, but the political is often potently personal, whether the focus is on the communitarian solidarity experienced growing up on a Glasgow housing scheme, or on the sense of belonging…
The Brown Envelope Ebook and Book
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Tuesday, 11 May 2021 09:30

The Brown Envelope Ebook and Book

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The Brown Envelope Ebook is now available for orders here, and the printed version is available here. It is published by Caparison in association with Culture Matters and Don't Go Breaking Our Arts. The poems have been selected and edited by Alan Morrison and Kate Jay-R, with a Foreword by…
Our Father Eclipse
Thursday, 11 March 2021 13:53

Our Father Eclipse

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Our Father Eclipse is a pseudo-apocalyptic, eco-socialist, dystopian vision of the world. Framed amid the realities of global pandemic and climate emergency, it speaks to a post-truth political era where neoliberal capitalism is clearly and dramatically failing. Dark, yet edged with hope, it contains questions of faith, belief and truth…
Anonymous Bosch
Thursday, 11 March 2021 13:47

Anonymous Bosch

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Mike Jenkins once again invites us into the daily lives of austerity-struck residents of Merthyr Tydfil and the Valleys, in this bittersweet collection of poem-monologues, communicated in the sympathetic Welsh working-class voice that has become the poet's signature. Once again we find them coping with the stresses and strains on…
Ballad of the Black Domain
Thursday, 25 February 2021 17:26

Ballad of the Black Domain

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Ballad of the Black Domain is a collection of poems about the South Wales coalfield of its title and the revolutionary traditions of Merthyr. It’s full of verve and sensitive empathy for the oppressed, with a deep sense of history that doesn't lapse into over-indulgent nostalgia. There is a tension…
Where We Get Magic From
Thursday, 03 December 2020 15:57

Where We Get Magic From

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We tend to think that feeding and watering our kids is enough. Job done. We’re so busy making a living ourselves that we gladly hand them over to schools and to social media, to be fed the mainstream culture. But that culture broadly supports the status quo. It does not…
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