Saturday 18 October 2008


SF-Poet Steve Sneyd reports that free access to the poem-section of has been blocked by
Kirklees Library Net due to its alleged ‘offensive language’ content.

This accusation refers to the poem “They Fuck You Up, Your Mum” – the title of which, bizarrely, appears unscathed on the mini-index clearly visible on the homepage. In a further absurd contradiction, the title – of course, is lifted from Philip Larkin’s “This Be The Verse”, and Larkin’s original poem from which the quote is taken remains freely available throughout the Library system in multiple formats.

In what is already shaping up to constitute for the 21st Century what the “Lady Chatterley” trial, the “Skoolkids Oz”, “Last Exit To Brooklyn” and the Sex Pistols “Never Mind The Bollocks” was for time’s past, the debate remains ongoing... 

1 comment:

Monique said...

Hi Andy, I was flashed once on blogger for something I still don't know what it was. Perhaps some language use. Who cares anyway.