Latest 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
Recent Editorial Farage 'Avin' A Larf At Express's Expense/ The Problem of the Distressed
Areas/ Cassocks and Communards/ Osborne Snubs Reality as 'Hyperbolic'//
ConDems Duplicity on Disability Discrimination/ Teather’s Stand for
Renters/ The Autumn Hate// Black Friday/ Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday/
Taking Wednesday
Prose Peter Street's Memoir of a Gravedigger (Chapter 1)
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 Chris Vaillancourt, Neil Fawcett, Jim Morris, Tom Kelly, Peter Branson,
Ray Miller, David Kessel, Olfa Drid, Kalayni Thakur, Ian C. Smith, John Quicke,
Kevin N. Jelf, Alan Morrison, Phil Wood, Michael Wyndham, Julie Whitby, Sam Silva, Chandramohan Sathyanathan, Jim Morris, Frank Praeger, Craig Kurtz,
R.G. Foster, Clare Saponia, Barry Tebb, Ray Miller, Ben Willems, Keith Chopping,
James B. Nicola, Thomas Ország-Land, Miklós Radnóti, Ihor Pavlyuk, Tim Beech,
Benjamin Smith, Mike Quille, José Hernández Díaz, Dorina Brândusa Landén, James Scully
Poetic Prose Ron Singer, Alan Price, Sean J Mahoney, Christopher Allen, Leon Brown



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)