Once again, war ‘out there’ has brought terror to the streets of an innocent and peaceful city ‘over here’ in an act of barbarism and cruelty.
It is difficult to ignore the fact that the EU referendum has empowered and legitimised the worst elements in UK society.
In death it has become a testament to the folly of man, more deserving of derision than the Dodo.
If there is one thing that can pull a failing president out of the fire and give him credibility, it’s a war, the bigger the better.
One by one the British queen, her family, and many of their predecessors are laid out on a kind of poetic vivisecting table.
Among the many tributes in speech and music at the funeral of Heathcote Williams on 14 July 2017 was this elegy by musician and writer Boff Whalley.
Heathcote, always ahead of his time, passing away too soon for him and us, was even early for his own funeral.
Heathcote Williams may be dead, but we’ve not heard the last from him yet, not by a long chalk.
Apply to the 120 club. As soon as you join, just say: “I’m not going to die”, adding, “So far, so good”.
Too often civilisation is just another metaphorical wall to wrap around ourselves and demonise those who don’t – and can’t – belong to it.
Heathcote Ruthven reviews the life of his namesake Heathcote Williams, as he focused all his fury and wit in a lacerating take-down of Boris Johnson.
Poet Niall McDevitt performed in Iraq last year at the Babylon Festival of International Arts and Cultures.
Some people do not know that the main reasons for their standard of living to go down are nothing to do with immigration.
Trump is living proof that even the trashiest manifestations of inherited wealth can rise to the top in a dysfunctional political system warped by power and money.
No sooner than you’re on someone’s wavelength, then suddenly they’re whisked away from you. Heathcote Williams on the death of David Bowie.
Poetry had to unsettle, subvert, with luck destroy, whatever stopped human beings thinking freely and acting justly.