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Carbon Copy

In equal balance justly weighed

Slouching toward Democracy

Where have all the wise men gone?

By Populist Demand

When urban and rural voters went separate ways

Jean McNeil

Jean McNeil has recently published Day for Night.

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Jean McNeil

Requiem for a European

Parting is such sweet sorrow July | August 2021
The immigration hall at Heathrow Terminal 5 is hyper-lit, with 2001: A Space Odyssey oblong lights that blare down from the ceiling. My flight lands early, just after the 6 a.m. threshold the airport maintains to reduce night noise, but already hundreds of people are stacked up in snaking queues, bleary-eyed, muffled in masks. It is the last day of January 2021 and my first time arriving home to London after…


Here is a coast and here is a harbour September 2020
Think of the long trip home.Should we have stayed at home and thought of here?Where should we be today?Is it right to be watching strangers in a playin this strangest of theatres?— Elizabeth Bishop On February 29, the calendar’s most elusive…