September 28 – October 4, 2015: Andrew Darlington and Nick Toczek

Andrew Darlington and Nick Toczek

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Andrew Darlington

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Andrew Darlington has had material published in all manner of strange and obscure places, magazines, websites, anthologies and books. He also worked as a Stand-Up Poet on the ‘Alternative Cabaret Circuit’, and he’s interviewed very many people from the worlds of Literature, SF-Fantasy, Art and Rock-Music for a variety of publications (a selection of his favourite interviews collected into the recent ‘Headpress’ book ‘I Was Elvis Presley’s Bastard Love-Child’). Andy’s latest book is ‘Don’t Call Me Nigger, Whitey: Sly Stone & Black Power‘. Visit Andrew on the web here.

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Nick Toczek

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Nick Toczek is a British writer and performer born and living in Bradford, West Yorkshire. Over the past forty-five years he’s published over fifty books and pamphlets, mostly of poetry. In October 2015, Routledge publish his book on fascism and Jew-hatred, ‘Haters, Baiters and Would-Be Dictators’. For more info about him check out his Wikipedia page:

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Here is simply where we live
And love and labour and forgive
And fret about the food we eat –
Cholesterol and dodgy meat
And keep in touch by telephone
And rent or mortgage brick or stone
For the ownership of property
And mow our lawns and polish cars
And order pints in public bars
And suffer fools and seldom cheat
And nod to neighbours in the street
And struggle with the weekly wash
And vainly hope to win some dosh
On the bingo or the lottery.

This England, where we simply live
Till dropped, as dust, through death’s dark sieve.


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