A note on: The Robin Hood Estate, a poem in POETRY

The magazine needs little introduction, POETRY has been publishing for over one hundred years, inarguably the most coveted place to publish a poem in the English language. Pretty lovely to have my first poem with them published in the October 2016 edition of the magazine, in print and online. https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/detail/90671

The Robin Hood Estate is taken from my series The Estates which explores the ambiguous connection between the utopian projects of post-war British architecture and its turn, more recently, into demolition, after what is generally seen as a failed social experiment. As is often the case, with these poems, I'm trying to tie this concern into the material and history of the English language itself, and it's connection to wider trends in British history, like the Empire and its death. 

A lovely thing to be in the magazine with relatively complex work (though as ever I think it's playful and easy to read) do visit and follow POETRY magazine if you're not already. https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poets/detail/sj-fowler