This site is an expansion of the Militant Poetics and Poetry seminar, which was held at Birkbeck on 18th May 2013, in the hope of beginning a discussion / action network of politically committed, anti-capitalist poets. As a starting point, we suggested the following questions to the participants:

1. What is the situation in the UK now?
2. Poetry, violence, the law. How can our work meet the violence of capital? What is the specific violence of the situation? Can poetry have its own specific violence?
3. How does our relation to our work and the work of others become changed in militant action?

Further contributions are invited. Get in touch via jnkatko AT 

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