I am an employee of the British Museum and on September 1st 2010 a group staged a protest against BP’s long standing support and sponsorship of Museum events and programs. I experienced the protest first hand, and this poem stands as a response. Here are two links to the incident itself, filmed by the group.
SJ Fowler is a concrete, sound and experimental poet. His work has been featured in over 60 journals and magazines, and his collections and pamphlets have been published by over a dozen presses. He is a member of the Writers Forum, the London based avant-garde poetry group formed in the mid-1950s by Bob Cobbing. He edits the Maintenant interview series for 3am magazine, introducing avant garde European poetry into England. His work is concerned with the latency of repression in capitalist culture, and often, the sport of boxing.