Latest Editorial Addendum Corbyn As Symbol/ Green Labour?/21st Century Socialism
The New Five Evils/ Left-Behind Britain/ Labour's Nervous Breakdown
Satire Response to the DWP's ‘Modest Proposal...'
Obituary Gareth Thomas (actor)
Obituary Alan Morrison Pays Tribute to Brenda Williams (10 Dec 1948-19 July 2015)
Obituary Alan Morrison Pays Tribute to Reginald Perrin Creator David Nobbs R.I.P.
New Reviews Kevin Saving on new books on Geoffrey Chaucer and Ted Hughes
Kevin Saving on Clive James' Poetry Notebook/ Sentenced To Life (Picador)
A Bumper Smokestack Review Part 1: Alan Morrison on Clare Saponia
and John Berger/ Part 2: Alan Morrison on Jo Colley and Gordon Hodgeon
Alan Morrison on Barry Tebb's Cut Flowers – Selected Poems 1964-2015 (Sixties Press)
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,
Polemic Geoffrey Heptonstall Psst. Have You Heard About..?
Rostrum David Kessel on Schizo Care
Reviews Alan Morrison on Keith Howden's Jolly Roger & Steve Ely's Oswald's
Book of Hours    
New Poems Brenda Williams, Barry Tebb, Alan Morrison, Frank Praeger, Sam Silva,
Keith Armstrong, John Porter, Amir Darwish, J.P. Celia, Donal Mahoney, Jim Morris,
James B. Nicola, Ray Miller, Thomas Ország-Land, 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,
Poetic Prose Sarah Gonnet, Ron Singer, Alan Price, Sean J Mahoney, Christopher Allen
Prose Peter Street's Memoir of a Gravedigger (Chapter 1) and Charlie Grey

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)