Neu! Post-Truth Poetics DAY TWO – George Szirtes 


Hail to the chief blatherer blusterer, hail!
Who speaks for The People
Like a dog speaks for its tail
Like the whaler speaks for the whale
Like the hammer speaks for the nail
Like the sewage speaks for the pail



George Szirtes’ most recent book, Mapping the Delta, was published by Bloodaxe Books in 2016. It was a Poetry Book Society Choice. His blog can be found here.

New Boots Were Made For Walkin: Dawn of The Donald

My fellow unAmericans, give us
your poor, tired poems, huddled missives
rhyming ‘fear’ with fear for four more years,
your wrenched refusals of that fascist galoot.
Send these, the hopeless, Trump-despairing, here:
we’re gonna need a bigger boot…

– Open submissions on the recent US Election result will be received at the usual address till Wednesday, November 16th.