Tristan Pollitt

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We Want to be Radicals

“Not Gay as in happy but Queer as in Fuck You.” – Anon Pride was founded on a brick or a shot or kick and the colours of the rainbow thereafter. For many LGBT+ people, a medium sized rectangular cloth, 90 by 150, dyed with the vanishing afternoon, means above all one thing: Pride. Since…

News

Obituary for Richard Deswarte

The last paper was always reserved, even if no one said so. Between six-thirty and seven o’clock, under the occasional cover of darkness, a thin, smallish man with a rising forehead would walk across UEA’s square to the SU shop it complete what would be for any other person, afternoon tasks. He would go in,…

Books

Is poetry inaccessible?

I think that poetry is the freest form of writing of them all. It doesn’t have to be bound by rules and it doesn’t have to do anything but what the writer wants it to. Alongside this, poetry can also be entirely up to interpretation, with the meaning set by the reader. For me, that…

Creative Writing

A Pier Outstretched into an Ocean

Reached through the ocean, ran through the reef – stopped where the waters turned dark, into the unknowable. We were just kids then: five-, ten-, twelve-year-olds; fingers grasped around the chilled silver railings in front. The wind brought clouds of tortuous form inwards, with full bellies and colours that cracked this spurious visage. We could…

#BLM, Books

Fiction against racism

Race, racism, and racial injustice continue to stain the fabric of our society, as they have done for many years. As they do, the importance of education as a tool to recognise, comprehend and dismantle racism, as well as its associated institutions, has moved to the forefront of conversations surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement….

Travel

The damage for tourism from Coronavirus

“It is a very important humanitarian issue,” states Niall Gibbons. An economic bounce-back like the SARS pandemic of 2003-2004 (600%) is inevitable. Whilst the words of Tourism Ireland’s CEO ring largely true, and the current situation will undoubtedly pass, they also seemingly underplay the relationship and significance of the virus’s economic impact on those countries…

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