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Hammersmith Poetry Festival

Back in 1979 the Hammersmith Poetry Festival had a pretty good bill. The NME, 25 August, 1979 tells us about it.

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Vote Nick Toczek

ELECTION SPEECH

I’m the blood and I’m the guts.
I’m with victims trapped in ruts.
I’m the one who’ll burn their huts.
I’m where desperation juts. 71 more words

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Now We Shall March Through The Streets

This is from the 1969 Corgi anthology Doves For The 70s.
Peter Marshall is a prolific writer including a history of anarchism.

Now We Shall March Through The Streets… 112 more words

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Latin Verbs

Another from the 1969 Penguin Educational book, The school that I’d like, edited by Edward Blishen.

I would like
to stand on the Seventh Hill at sunset, 190 more words

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The Day The Machines Came

This poem was written in 1967, long before self-service checkouts and tube stations without staff. Having said that, a mate of mine told his Jobcentre advisor he wanted to be a DLR train driver and it too the said advisor 5 months to realise the Docklands Light Railway has driverless trains. 147 more words

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Table Anarchists

A rant about trendy politicos from Wake Up, number 6, 1985.
The Saboteur was a Ranting poet from Taunton in Somerset.

Table Anarchists

Sit around and get pissed… 132 more words

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Dolefull

From Norwich poetry ‘zine Speak Easy, number 2, May, 1982.

Dolefull

When he worked in the factory he was never slack
Now he lies in his bed while his toast turns black… 123 more words

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