HOWARD MINGHAM

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Latest Editorial August-September Addendums/ Clueless On Gaza/ Warsi's War/
At the going down of The Sun and in the Morning Star we will remember them for opposite reasons/ Boris for South Ruislip, Nigel for Thanet South/ The Purpleshirts/
Three Month Whip/ One Door for the Rich and another Door for the Poor/ Wigan Diggers
Reviews Dave Russell on Anthony James' Amputated Souls,
Kevin Saving on Guy Cuthbertson's Wilfred Owen, Geoffrey Heptonstall
on Fiona Sinclair's Write Me into Bed with Casanova Craft,
R.G. Foster on Graham Fulton's One Day in the Life of Jimmy
Denisovich and Paul Summers' primitive cartography (Smokestack)
Polemic Geoffrey Heptonstall Psst. Have You Heard About..?
Retrospect Alan Morrison celebrates 100 years of Robert Tressell's
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
Rostrum David Kessel on Schizo Care
No More Stigma: Now Is The Time For Kerygma
Rostrum Paxman at the Mainstream Launderette
Screen Review Red of Night: The Exorcism and Robin Redbreast
Rostrum Andy Croft: The Democritisation of Everything
Review Alan Morrison on Keith Howden's Jolly Roger and
Steve Ely's Oswald's Book of Hours
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
Rostrum Talking Points by Fred Skolnik    
New Poems Julie Whitby, David Kessel, Sam Silva, Chandramohan Sathyanathan,
Jim Morris, Alan Morrison, 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, William Leo Coakley,
D.H. Wheatley, Ron Singer, William Walters, Alan Price, William Ruleman,
Joan McNerney, Alan Dunnett, Doug Polk, Geoffrey Heptonstall, 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)