Poetry Corner: Day of the Pawns by Bob Dixon

Day of the Pawns by Bob Dixon

Born into a working-class family in Spennymoor, Co durham, Bob Dixon eventually became a school teacher, and then a lecturer in English at Stockwell College of Education, Bromley. He was involved with the left-wing cultural journal Artery in the 1970s, and he wrote three collections of poems, three books on the ways in which children’s attitudes have been shaped by the publishing and manufacturing industries, plus an autobiography, The Wrong. Bob was a life long member of the Communist Party and well-known figure on the left-wing poetry scene, reading at CND rallies and other events.

Poetry Corner: The Men by Pablo Neruda

The Men by Pablo Neruda, translation by Alfred Yankauer

Pablo Neruda was a prominent Chilean Communist, as well as a Nobel prize-winning poet in both literature and peace. Neruda played key roles in two Chilean governments and experienced the outlawing of Communism in 1948 and later became a close adviser to the Socialist President Salvador Allende only to die in hospital of cancer at the time of Pinochet’s US-backed coup. Better known nowadays only for his poetry, he was a hugely popular poet in Chile at the time and remains popular throughout the world today.

Leeds v Crystal Palace

A bit of a different look to a gameweek ending feature match this time as a Leeds United team on a hot streak hosted Crystal Palace at Elland Road. Leeds, who were looking to make it three wins in four, had a chance to break into the top ten if they managed to bag the three points against a Palace team that had won their last two.

Brady breaks records at Super Bowl LV

Tom Brady has guided the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a victory that has shattered multiple NFL records in the early hours of Sunday morning in the culmination of America’s biggest sporting event, the Super Bowl. With his seventh ring, Brady has racked up seven Super Bowl wins which is more than any NFL team and has solidified his position as the single greatest dynasty in American Football history.

Weekend Premier League recap

A busy sporting weekend was carried through by nine Premier League fixtures from up and down the country. While each game has its implications and importance to fans, there was one game happening at Anfield that everyone had their eyes on as two Premier League giants clashed in a fixture that could certainly be pointed to as a turning point come the end of the season.

Five January Scottish Premiership signings to look out for in 2021

This January transfer window wouldn’t be the same as ones before it due to the financial implications on all football clubs during the coronavirus pandemic, which has affected all areas of the sport worldwide. None-the-less, there were still loan signings to be made by clubs and reinforcements to be brought in by the premiership sides to kick on for the next few months of what the 2020/21 season still has to offer. Let’s have a look at five players that have been signed this mid-season window which ought to be watched out for.