Latest Editorial Democratic Deficit/ Rent Freedom Day/ March for Homes/ Two Rainbows of Hope
in Gloom of Austerity: The Blue and the Green: Green Light for the Greens/ A Moral Shot of Sentamu/ Meacher on Malthusian Toryism/ Generation Rent v Gentrification/
Recent Editorial This Is the Dawning of the Age of Malthus/ Sheriff Stars for Jobcentreplus Sanction Targets/ Uptown Toynbee/ Toynbee on Pember Reeves, Keith Joseph
and Lady Jenkins’ “Gospel of Porridge”/ “Fit To Drop”: Tories’ Malthusian
Disability Agenda/ People Power –and Primrosian Patronage/ Sisters Are
Doing Anti-Austerity For Themselves
Prose Peter Street's Memoir of a Gravedigger (Chapter 1) and Charlie Grey
Latest Reviews Alan Morrison on Jack Lindsay's Who are the English?
Jaydeep Sarangi on Nathalie Buckland's Shards & Figments
R.G. Foster on Martin Espada's The Meaning of the Shovel and
Judith Kazantzis' Sister Invention (Smokestack)
Reviews Alan Morrison on Two Greece-Related Smokestacks: Yiannis Ritsos'
Romiosini and Crisis – 30 Greek Poets on the Crisis (Smokestack)
Reviews Dave Russell on Anthony James' Amputated Souls,
Kevin Saving on Guy Cuthbertson's Wilfred Owen
Polemic Geoffrey Heptonstall Psst. Have You Heard About..?
Rostrum David Kessel on Schizo Care
Rostrum Andy Croft: The Democritisation of Everything
Review Alan Morrison on Keith Howden's Jolly Roger & Steve Ely's Oswald's Book of Hours    
Translations Hungarian poets György Faludy & Hanna Szenes (tr. Thomas Ország-Land)
New Poems John Porter, Amir Darwish, Keith Armstrong, J.P. Celia, Donal Mahoney,
Jim Morris, James B. Nicola, Ray Miller, Thomas Ország-Land, Sam Silva, C.B. Anderson,
Sarah Gonnet, Dah Helmer, Alan Dunnett, Vladislav Martynovitch, Antony Johae,
Phil Wood, Chris Vaillancourt, Neil Fawcett, Tom Kelly, Peter Branson, David Kessel,
Olfa Drid, Kalayni Thakur, Ian C. Smith, John Quicke, Kevin N. Jelf, Alan Morrison,
Michael Wyndham, Julie Whitby, Chandramohan Sathyanathan, Frank Praeger,
Craig Kurtz, R.G. Foster, Clare Saponia, Barry Tebb, Ben Willems
Poetic Prose Sarah Gonnet, Ron Singer, Alan Price, Sean J Mahoney, Christopher Allen



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)