‘No poem can change the past. But a poem, if it is strong enough, can change the way in which we remember the past – our own, or our culture’s. It can change the kinds of facts that we notice. And when it changes the kinds of facts that we notice in the past, it changes the present, too.’
Lisa Gorton’s brilliant launch speech, published in Rochford Street Review, can be read in full here.
This Intimate War can be purchased here.