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Volume 2 – Issue 3 – New Poems – Tom Leonard

October 28, 2009
by Tom Leonard

Litany: Blair’s Britain to seek the truth is to foment terrorism to call war state violence is to foment terrorism to question the news is to foment terrorism to press the mute button is to foment terrorism to call Bush fundamentalist is to foment terrorism to study Blair’s hand-gestures is to foment...

Man of the Folk

October 21, 2009
by Ray Burnett

THIS IS A SINGULARLY apt moment for Hamish Henderson’s life to be told. In Westminster, Gordon Brown is a Prime Minister committed to the continuing deployment of weapons of mass destruction in Scotland, Scottish troops deployed in an unpopular illegal war and a foreign policy that buttresses American...

A Life of Loose Ends

October 19, 2009
by Rodge Glass

I FINISHED MY BIOGRAPHY of Alasdair Gray on January 1st. The last page was a relief to complete, and in it I quoted the final words of Gray’s Book Of Prefaces: “It is done”, I wrote, giddy with exhaustion. “Ended. Finished. Complete. Thank goodness, for I think goodness is god’s kindest...