The Black Sun Notebooks: 1. Owning the Post-Libs

"I want to stand with Dave in acknowledging what’s politically at stake here – what it might mean for UK poetry, and culture more generally, that Black Sun has been nominated and might win (and I agree with Dave that we shouldn’t have reached this stage) – but I see the work that needs to be done, or perhaps the work that I can best do, slightly differently."

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White Shard #1

"You wonder whether this academic’s approach leaves too little space to account for the political necessity of white men finding ways to make sacrifices without such recuperation. Perhaps we should step back from the field of political action, in order to allow those whose agency we seek to activate to get on with it."