Tag: Tony Harrison

  • The Blasphemer’s Banquet : Part the First (excerpt)

    The Blasphemer’s Banquet is a film poem, it’s here excerpted from the Bloodaxe edition of Shadow of Hiroshima and other film poems, 1995. “When I see bigots wanting Rushdie dead burning a book I’m sure they’ve never read, marble bust or not, Voltaire’s got stored a much more critical book in his old head. I […]

  • ‘A Cold Coming’ by Tony Harrison

    The poem A Cold Coming was first published in protest against the First Gulf War. It was re-published on February the 14th 2003. It is by the magnificent anti-war writer and poet Tony Harrison.  This morning I am hoping that other routes to global understanding are sought. It feels like a whole generation of kids […]