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Here May Day is both the holiday to enjoy the gladness of May and look forward to a fairer world, and the distress signal. Moments of pain, or intimate happiness that sometimes feels like a 'foretaste', mingle with more public matters; often they combine in a single poem, as they do in any individual life.
'In this book political and personal gain strength from each other. . . This is the poetry of the world we live in, ordinary lives nonetheless graceful, knowing and strong. . . Bravo.' - Other Poetry
'Poetry of exact and visionary observation... this fine collection'' - Acumen
'Vigorous voices are around to remind us that poetry can always potentially illuminate politics. Dinah Livingstone's 'May Day...' Pennine Platform
"Clearer with second sight" is how Dinah Livingstone perceives a London rowan after seeing one growing on Exmoor... "Rowan Tree" is a vivid, dynamic poem, growing in the memory like the tree.' - Lines
'A very good eye... a book of some integrity and interest.' - Stand
'A polished set of poems about London as a home town. There are some very strong pieces and the book ends with a series of poems that celebrate London's revolutionary past.' - Scratch
'I highly recommend these poems. Dinah Livingstone serves a vital cause at this time. She gives much to the many who live on the edge of cynicism and despair, the chance of hope, a "second sight" in our lives.' - Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism!