Frank O’Hara insisted that poetry should be ‘between two persons instead of two pages’. The enduring friendship between Allen Ginsberg and Frank O’Hara reveals the ways in which it was possible to resist the post-war ideals of uncompromising heterosexual masculinity and the nuclear family.
How did Victorian working-class women writers use the radical press to relay their experience of the factory floor? Kirstie Blair introduces Sarah Ann Robinson, a virtually unknown Lancashire weaver and poet, whose verse is being collected as part of the AHRC project ‘Piston, Pen & Press: Literary Cultures in the Industrial Workplace’.
As part of HWO’s ‘Remembering Stonewall’ feature, writer and activist Nivea Castro recounts her own memories of the riot in New York City in 1969.
How can the forgotten archive of Irish-Jewish writer, Leslie Daiken, illuminate the radical networks and transnational solidarity of the Irish Left in the 1930s?
Olympic legacies, the question of heritage and the Winning Words project at the Olympic Park in London’s East End