Richard Sanger

Richard Sanger’s first collection of poems, Shadow Cabinet, was published in 1996.

Poem: ‘Monument’

Richard Sanger, 9 August 2001

I Forget the photos. Today I want you when you ruled, When you sailed through the room, my schooner, And men and boys fell on each other in your wake – Today I want your shape, your heft, your grace. It’s the Thirties, say, and I will sculpt you: Not the strapping peasant girl bringing forth Her fields of grain, not the shopfloor virgin Goading the workers to exceed their quotas...

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