Poems from the News
Poems always used to deal with big events – battles, mining disasters, the death of a king. Recently, poetry got a bit shy about that, didn’t think poems should deal with real events, or take a particular line. Personally, I’ve always liked Blake, Shelley, Adrian Mitchell – poets who weren’t afraid to say what they thought, or which side they were on.
I’ve always done short comic poems, and have had some published in The Guardian.
Here are links to some of my poems from the news. To see my other poems, go to All Poems.