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Latest Editorial Hopkins' Choice: Labour Suspends Candidate Deborah Hopkins for Tweeting Against Tory Malthusianism/ “Better Off On Benefits”? Not According to the Facts/ NUJ Snub Media Barons on Politics of ‘Poverty’ Copy/ You Can’t Evict an Idea: London Renters Occupy DCLG
The British Notion of "Fairness"/ The New Culture 'Secateury'/
Obituaries: Richard Hoggart and Sue Townsend
Obituaries Tributes to Two Titans of the British Left: Tony Benn and Bob Crow
Rostrum Andy Croft: The Democritisation of Everything
New Reviews Alan Morrison on Rob Hindle's Yoke and Arrows, with a preamble
on Granada and The Spanish Civil War; Kevin Saving on Ian McMillan,
Tom Leonard, Richard Skinner, Pauline Plummer and Domenico Iannaco
New Review Alan Morrison on Mike Jenkins' Barkin!
Screen Review The Innocents (1961; re-screened winter 2013)
Obituary Poet and Nurturer: A Tribute to Sebastian Barker
New Review/Polemic Alan Morrison: Illusion & Austerity
Article Geoffrey Heptonstall: Jack: a Mystery on the Green
Rostrum Talking Points by Fred Skolnik
Reviews Alan Morrison on Peter Branson's Red Hill (Selected Poems 2000-
2012) and Alexis Lykiard's Getting On (Poems 2000-2012)
Screen Review Leon Brown on Ken Loach's Spirit of '45
Kevin Saving on Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood Sixty Years On
Polemic Prakash Kona on The Poet as Subverter in the 21st Century Avant-Garde    
New Poems Ihor Pavlyuk, Tim Beech, William Leo Coakley, D.H. Wheatley,
Ron Singer, William Walters, Colleen M. Farrelly, A.J. Huffman, Peter Branson,
Alan Price, William Ruleman, Joan McNerney, Elfriede Mollon, Barry Tebb, Sam Silva,
Laura Taylor, Alan Dunnett, Keith Armstrong, Doug Polk, Frank Praeger, Geoffrey Heptonstall,
Benjamin Smith, Sean J Mahoney, Mike Jenkins, Neil Ellman, Alexis Lykiard, R.G. Foster,
Andrzej Łyszkowicz, Mike Quille, Jim Ferguson, Catherine Graham, José Hernández Díaz,
Stephen C. Middleton, Dorina Brândusa Landén, James Scully, James Mirarchi, Frederick Pollack,
Austin McCarron, Angela Readman, Sam Rapth, Anthony Mason, Barry Smith, Christopher Barnes,
Mark J. Mitchell, Jane Shay Wald, Thomas Ország-Land, Tatjana Debeljacki, Paul Summers,
Tom Kelly, Niall McDevitt, Phil Howard, Michael D. Brown, Jacob Richardson, (the late) Judith Mensch
Poetic Prose Ron Singer, Alan Price, Sean J Mahoney, Christopher Allen, Jan Bradley, 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)