The Blasphemers Banquet, excerpt the second.


Gaze of the Gorgon.

” This isn’t paradise but the Bradford Square
where Rushdie’s book got burnt, just over there.
by reading it, where fools had it cremated
I bring it whole again out of the air.”

ex The Shadow of Hiroshima and Other Film Poems, Tony Harrison, 1995, Faber and Faber.


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