Militant Thistles

polemical poetry to prickle the politics of "permanent austerity"

atos Poor Doors Sheriff Stars spikes

thistles stretch their prickly arms afar

Black Triangle bedroom tax Disrupt and Upset

sean burn

week 34



one flag every twenty-five participants

wear white-smart-shirts dont media



minister (monster) for london askin

whether its "appropriate" to hold notting hill

carnival in "proximity of a major national disaster"


carnival more than ever, grenfell beat no beaten

genst those carnivores bonfire ov redtape

get on the road, get on that road

jouvert jouvert jouvert

Sean Burn’s last two full-length collections of poetry are both in print: dante in the laundrette (Smokestack Press, 2012) and is that a bruise or a tattoo? (Shearsman Press, 2013).

week 35



goves portfolio is yeast, jeremy hunts diversifies from wetwipe to crutch-kicking

& nhs patient empowerment division talks ov renewable energy from patients

- we burn & how!


criminology lecturers run reading lists past prevent

"in case there was anything too critical"


an unknown haze irritates the sussex chalk cliffs

up to fifty people complaining near birling gap

police tweet clarification into this chemikaze

they dont believe france is to blame