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Reading TUC: Covid-19 and the Arts

11/02/2021 - 19:00

Janine rants about Poets versus Covid and Cuts.

 

 

The annual 'Heart Unions' event this years sees a focus on the perilous state of the arts during the COVID19 pandemic.

For 'COVID19 and the Arts' we are joined by:

 

< Nicole Johnson (Musicians' Union), Musician;

 

< John Oversby (UCU), Musician;

 

This Table Is Reserved

This table is reserved for The Poetry
for this pub and for all who sail on it
A villanelle, pantoum or ballad
or free verse, sestina or sonnet

It's not for a hen night or party
but for words that take note of the times
It's not trying to sell you a dinner
it is ticking out meter and rhyme

And It Could Be Years

A poem written by my partner John Leach ...

Janine has got cancer
My partner could be dying, it's
only a matter of time, and
it could be years.

People say it's not what it was
they've got it early, it's not a
death sentence, and it could be
dealt with by pills
- But it's said out of love not knowledge.

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