Truth Street – A Hillsborough poem by David Cain is available to purchase direct from the publisher Smokestack Books. Truth Street was shortlisted for the Forward Prizes for Poetry in 2019.
You can also order a copy from all good bookstores and online book sellers.
Smokestack Lightning is the 200th book from independent radical poetry publisher Smokestack Books, containing one poem from every book published by Smokestack since 2004.
David’s poem ‘ There was like a silence’, is included alongside poems by John Berger, Linda France, Michael Rosen, Kate Fox, Alexandr Tvardovsky, Ian McMillan, Martin Rowson, Judith Kazantzis, Nikola Vaptsarov, Gerda Stevenson, Rocco Scotellaro, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Winétt de Rokha, Steve Ely, Gustavo Pereira, Kristina Dimitrova, Louis Aragon, Roque Dalton, Martín Espada, Justyna Bargielska, Peter Blackman, Katrina Porteous, Yiannis Ritsos, Marcos Ana, Sylvia Pankhurst, Tasos Leivaditis, Konstantin Simonov, Anne Gréki and Victor Jara, as well as poems in Smokestack’s anthologies from Cuba, the Soviet Union, Algeria, France, the US, Greece and Palestine.