New Reviews Felix Cassiel on Nancy Charley's How Death Came into the World

Felix Cassiel on RM Francis' Subsidence and Jo Colley's Sleeper

Philip Williams on Peter Branson's The Clear Daylight

Felix Cassiel on Owen Gallagher's Clydebuilt

Alan Morrison on Michael Crowley's The Battle of Heptonstall and

Bob Beagrie's Civil Insolencies

Felix Cassiel on Karl Riordan's The Tattooist's Chair and Deborah

Moffatt's Eating Thistles

Felix Cassiel on Andy Green's This Noise Is Free and

Caroline Maldonado's Isabella

Alan Morrison on two new Shoestring collections by Andy Croft and Alexis Lykiard

Alan Morrison on Geoffrey Heptonstall's The Rites of Paradise

New Prose Tom Kelly's Sorry

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 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 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 Joel Schueler, Antony Owen, Tom Kelly, Tasos Leivaditis tr. N.N. Trakakis,

Sanjeev Sethi, John Seed, Elaine Cusack, Charles March III, Keith Moul, 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

 

 

 

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.       

John Davidson (1857 – 1909)

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It is necessary for the socialist poet to have

more impressive technical equipment than his

apolitical contemporaries because his task is that much more important.

Alan Bold

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...AND YET SHE IS BRINGING HER SHAMBOLIC 'DEAL' BACK TO PARLIAMENT EVEN THOUGH IT WAS REJECTED BY THE LARGEST DEFEAT IN BRITISH POLITICAL HISTORY...

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BORIS'S ROGUE GOVERNMENT

 

ONLY NINE MONTHS IN AND BORIS JOHNSON'S TORY GOVERNMENT HAS GONE ROGUE

 

THE UK HAS THE HIGHEST RATE OF FATALITIES FROM COVID IN EUROPE WITH OVER 60,000 CITIZENS HAVING LOST THEIR LIVES

 

CARE HOMES WERE EFFECTIVELY LEFT TO FEND FOR THEMSELVES

 

EVEN NOW 'TEST AND TRACE' ISN'T UP TO SCRATCH

 

AND ON THE CONTINUING SHAMBLES OF BREXIT, JOHNSON HAS NOW BROKEN INTERNATIONAL LAW BY UNILATERALLY REWRITING PART OF THE WITHDRAWAL AGREEMENT HE HIMSELF BROKERED AND SPURIOUSLY SOLD TO THE ELECTORATE IN DECEMBER 2019 AS "OVEN READY"; BY DOING SO, NOT ONLY HAS HE SHOWN HIS CONTEMPT FOR THE BRITISH ELECTORATE, HE HAS ALSO IRREVOCABLY TARNISHED THE UK'S INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION FOR STRAIGHT DEALING

 

JUST HOW MUCH MORE INCOMPETENCE AND GROSS NEGLIGENCE DOES THIS COUNTRY HAVE TO PUT UP WITH FROM THIS CHARLATAN PRIME MINISTER AND HIS MALTHUSIAN PARTY...?

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THE RECUSANT IS ALMOST BACK TO NORMAL FUNCTIONING NOW FOLLOWING THE TRANSITION PERIOD OF MOONFRUIT TO A NEW CONTENT PROVIDER. WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF REFORMATTING 13 YEARS' WORTH OF ARCHIVED MATERIAL SO THAT ALL PAGES CAN BE FULLY NAVIGABLE USING V6 PAGE LENGTHENING FUNCTIONS WHICH WILL MEAN EVENTUALLY ALL PAGES CAN BE READ BY SIMPLY USING THE SIDE BAR RATHER THAN THE TEXT BOX ARROWS AS BEFORE.

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'BORIS' THE MORAL ABOMINATION

"Let the bodies pile high!" says our unscrupulous prime minister... well they already have, 150,000 to date! Cummings: “Tens of thousands of people died who didn't have to!" Now Johnson washes his hands of it all and reopens everything during the third wave! How many more "bodies" does this criminally irresponsible prime minister want to see "pile up"?

19 July 2021: "Freedom to get Infected Day"!

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