Author Archives: bsixsmith

About bsixsmith

I am a writer of stories and poems - published by Every Day Fiction, The London Journal of Fiction, 365 Tomorrows and Det Poetiske Bureau - and a columnist for Quillette, Areo and Bombs & Dollars.

Elsewhere…

It has been a long time since I have written here but I have been writing elsewhere: For Quillette on open borders and the Classics. For Areo on poetry. For Arc Digital on censorship and nosiness. For Bombs & Dollars … Continue reading

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The Passion of the Kriss…

One thing I will give Sam Kriss is that he can write. His prose can be elegant; his phrases original and his invective perversely amusing. Take this passage from his pre-election article endorsing Jeremy Corbyn… Britain is not just sliding … Continue reading

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Four Poems About Cursed Soldiers

Freedom Each morning is a shock. I wake alarmed and watch The birds fly lazily. It is a blessed day. A blessed day for me. Prayer Requests Pray for me, Father. Pray for us. Pray for our bullets and our … Continue reading

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Two New Pieces…

I had a new piece and a newish piece published yesterday. The first was for Areo magazine and was titled “Why Your Friend’s Politics Shouldn’t Make You Mad”… Think twice, then, before lowering your opinion of a friend based on … Continue reading

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Cemetery

We are not truly brave. Not yet. Around the graves, We gather up the leaves And let ourselves believe In good orderly death. Savouring Beckett’s breath We think are the trees, Which quaver in the breeze.

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Recent Writings…

Three more pieces for Bombs and Dollars: What Good is Going to University Anyway? Israel, Eastern Europe and an Alliance of Nationalisms Inheritance Tax and the Overton Window

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The Curious World of Owen Jones…

*Cross posted from Bombs and Dollars* Owen Jones is one of the most successful writers in Britain yet he does not actually like writing. “I never wanted to be a writer,” he has written, “I don’t particularly enjoy writing, in … Continue reading

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