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This is the Place: how a poem gave voice to Manchester’s grief

John Gardner, Anglia Ruskin University In the midst of the pain, the capacity of poetry to connect with people was illustrated by Tony Walsh. Walsh’s poem “This is the Place”, which was recited to thousands of people attending a vigil for the victims of the massacre in Manchester, highlights the […]

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Thinking of Manchester

Woke in the night to discover, as did many of you, that there had been a deadly attack at the MEN (Manchester evening News) Arena, a popular venue for events, especially concerts. I’ve lived and worked in Manchester, both for many years. The MEN is a place I’ve been to […]

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