New Reviews Alan Morrison on two new Shoestring collections from Andy Croft and Alexis Lykiard

Alan Morrison on Geoffrey Heptonstall's The Rites of Paradise

New Prose Tom Kelly's Sorry

New Reviews  Dave Russell on James Joyce

Dave Russell on Duane Voorhees' Gift – God Runs Through All These Rooms

Felix Cassiel on Victoria Bean's Liberties 

Felix Cassiel on Richard Skinner's Terrace

Felix Cassiel on Francis Combes' If The Symptoms Persist

Felix Cassiel on Goran Simić's New and Selected Sorrows

Alan Morrison on Amir Darwish's Dear Refugee and Fiona Sinclair's Slow Burner

Alan Morrison on Stephen Sawyer's There Will Be No Miracles Here

Alan Morrison on Bernard Saint's Roma and Michael Crowley's First Fleet

Leon Brown on Mike Leigh's Peterloo (2018)

 Jenny Farrell's Marxist Reading of Wuthering Heights  

New Fred Russell on The Roots of Racism 

New Marx & Morry David Betteridge on reading Karl Marx

Alan Morrison on Andy Croft's Letters To Randall Swingler

Alan Morrison on Ian Parks' Citizens

Dave Russell on Stevie James' A Lonely Man Circling the Earth  

Kevin Saving on A Quiet Passion, Deaths of the Poets and The Bughouse:

the poetry, politics and madness of Ezra Pound  

Reviews Alan Morrison on Bruce Harris's Kaleidoscope

Alan Morrison on Andy Willoughby's Between Stations

Alan Morrison on Larry Beckett's Paul Bunyan

 Dave Russell on Wendy Young's The Dream of Somewhere Else         

New Poems Elaine Cusack, Charles March III, Keith Moul,

Tom Kelly, Roger Ettenfield, Douglas Penick, Stephen Kingsnorth,

Tanner, Rudy Baron, Steve Pottinger, Ilhem Issaoui, Alan Price, 

Fiona Sinclair, Ken Simpson, Sam Silva, Jim Morris, Keith Armstrong  

Eduard Schmidt-Zorner, Rachel Hegarty, Liam O'Neill, Alan O'Brien,

Fred Johnston, David Butler, Moya Roddy, Michael Lee Johnson, Patrick Bolger

Francis Devine, Alan Weadick, Andrew Barnes, Bernard Saint, Michael H. Brownstein

 

 

 

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it is wrong ... to imagine that the currently fashionable and approved constitutes the work of permanent importance  Alan Bold (1970)

Modern English polite society...

seems to me as corrupt as consciousness of culture and absence of honesty can make it. A canting, lie-loving, fact-hating, scribbling, chattering, wealth-hunting, pleasure-hunting, celebrity-hunting mob   

George Bernard Shaw

 An Unsocial Socialist (1883)

The want of poetical power is the impelling force in the case of most versifiers. They would fain be poets, and imagine that the best way is to try to write poetry and to publish what they write. They will never see their mistake. Equus asinus still believes that the possession of an organ of noise is sufficient, with a little practice, to enable him to sing like a nightingale.       

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