Poetry anthologies

This Place

I come to see you in this place
A train, a bus, a longish walk
A mask of growth veneers your face
We picnic, catch up, laugh and talk

A train, a bus, a longish walk
They brought you here to make you well
We picnic, catch up, laugh and talk
You've questions, jokes and tales to tell

Poems for Grenfell Tower: review

POETIC JUSTICE?

by Janine Booth

A wise person once said that when there is a tragedy, a lot of poetry is written. The Grenfell Tower fire is no exception, as the new anthology, 'Poems for Grenfell Tower’ illustrates.

But the Grenfell Tower fire was not just a ‘tragedy’: it was an entirely avoidable mass killing, in which people died because they were working-class, in a building that had been clad in flammable material to save money and improve the view for its rich Kensington neighbours. Many of the poems in this book reflect that truth. It is an angry book as well as a sad one.

Spoken Word London: Anti-Hate Anthology Launch

10/02/2019 - 19:30

Venue: Bunker Theatre UK, 53a Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU

Spoken Word London celebrates its fifth anniversary by publishing an anthology of poems on the theme of 'anti-hate'. Two of Janine's poems are included - 'Real Rape' and 'Odd' - and Janine will be among the contributors giving a short performance at this launch event.

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