Recession as Street Theatre

My poem ‘Recession as Street Theatre’ is now online, in the Morning Star, here. Appropriately enough, the hard copy has it positioned next to a strutting, haunted-looking Andy Coulson being photographed by a barrage of cameras, no doubt wishing he was invisible.

‘Recession as Street Theatre’ feels like a recent poem, but I remember reading it in the  Tate Liverpool alongside Andrew Taylor, Robert Sheppard, Scott Thurston, Angela Keaton, Patricia Farrell, Alice Lenkiewicz and the rest of the Edge Hill Poetry & Poetics group at a bash organised by Alice in 2008. The buskers described in the poem are exactly as they were outside Covent Garden tube station one day during the summer of that year.




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