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The Word from Wuhan

Wang Xiuying

‘The Man in the Red Coat’

Luc Sante

Is it OK to have a child?

Meehan Crist

Short Cuts: Ubu Unchained

August Kleinzahler

Bury that bastard

Nicole Flattery

Surplus Sons

Clare Bucknell

Oliver Lee Jackson

Adam Shatz

The Servant Problem

Alison Light

Poem: ‘1 x 30’

Anne Carson

The Old Bailey

Francis FitzGibbon

Jiggers, Rods and Barleycorns

James Vincent

More Marple than Poirot

J. Robert Lennon

On Rachael Allen

Matthew Bevis

Like a Ball of Fire

Andrew Cockburn

The Staffordshire Hoard

Tom Shippey

Blessed Isles

Mary Wellesley

At the Movies: ‘Jojo Rabbit’ and ‘A Hidden Life’

Michael Wood

Redeeming Winnie

Heribert Adam

Diary: A Friendly Fighting Force

Nick McDonell

At Mill with SlavesTom Paulin
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‘For me the crown is the symbol of the unity of the tribe.’

Ted Hughes

St nissan mishan
biskit bingo hut
an skwidbone strand
win me sunday
fraym fotograf
av momma kween.
But me not want
dis woolworting
no lang no mor.
Giv to Iron Man.
He coom up
dis rainrain day
fram gravul pit
pleec frogmen liv –
wit mistultoes
astrologee
an beeds av glass
dis kweenwite fotograf
he giv
to Iron Gull.
He sing to shee
foke happee now
rite happee now.

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