Importents by Naomi Foyle
mportents is Naomi Foyle’s poetic riposte to the zeitgeist. A ‘state of the nation’ address from a basement bunker in lockdown Brighton, her tenth pamphlet charts the converging crises of 2020 UK on a long arc of austerity politics and historical global injustice. Challenging political impotence with an impish intellect and heartfelt faith in humanity, these poems offer hopeful omens from British wildflowers to the toppling of the statue of a slave-trader. Topical, lyrical, caustic yet compassionate, in speaking poetry’s ‘slant truths’ to power, Importents summons the future we all deserve.