Sunday, 1 May 2011

Sunday Editorial

Even though William and Kate did their level best to keep their big day low-key, the event didn't escape the attentions of Irish poets, Brigid O'Connor (Happily Ever After) and Peter Goulding (An Invite to the Wedding). And, Paul Levy's 'Divorcing the Masses' provided the perfect antidote to flags, bunting and pageantry.

However, it hasn't all been about princes, street parties and ecstatic crowds, this week. Douglas Polk's 'A Question of Policy' considers the place of humanitarianism within a political agenda, and Philip Challinor's 'Immortality' is a chilling reminder of the danger nuclear waste poses to our planet.

Clare is away at the Wenlock Poetry Festival, this week, no doubt having a fun time. It's an exciting idea, don't you think, people getting together to share their feelings and observations through poetry? It's something we want to encourage here, at Poetry24. So, whether you're a first-timer rhymer or a practiced poet, we want to see your topical poems. No matter where you are in the world, Poetry24 is just an email away.

Looking forward to hearing from you.