Poems as refuge: In The Pink by The Raving Beauties (1983)

‘Poetry has become divorced from our lives. We no longer feel part of the great oral and written tradition of myths and legends in which so many things were once protected and preserved. Nothing protects us, our minds, bodies and spirits are freely raped in the age of atomic suicide. The eternal truths of language…

Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Yeah so all it is is that MY COUSIN TILLY IS ON SERIES 3 OF THE ISLAND WITH BEAR GRYLLS, the Channel 4 UK series where 16 men and women are left on an uninhabited island to survive against what one participant described as an ‘uncompromising, terrifying environment.’ If you have had any contact with…