jumps like a rabbit
from homophobic bile
to climate change denial
Mine, and occasionally others'.
Simon de Montfort
got off on the wrong foot
He persecuted the Jewish
but won the Battle of Lewes
Finally getting round to posting this video from four years ago. It is one of my favourite of my poems!
Thomas McColl and Janine Booth on London Live on 16 April 2018, promoting the anthology, Poems for Grenfell Tower.
Includes a video extract of Janine's poem, Bring it Home.
I have contributed this short article to Black History Month activities where I work.
Poems of the Harlem Renaissance
- recommended by Janine Booth
Saturday 26 sees the latest in a series of all-day, three-supermarket Lewes Food Banks collections. This time, the theme is 'the people's harvest vs food poverty'.
Between 6 and 7pm, Janine will be poeting along with other local poets in support of the collection at Waitrose. There will also be collections at Lewes Aldi and Tesco.
Tiger, tiger, dying out
Shrinking forests no redoubt
Tell the world to stop and see
Its game, its dismal tyranny
In what cruel economy
Agriculture cuts the tree?
Starving our elusive cat
Bulldozing its habitat?
In what fell society
Rising warmness swells the sea?
Drowns the mangroves, floods the land
Whose the profit, whose the hand?
(if you're elite)