'Airways, Breathing, Circulation' by Peter Knaggs is Poem of the Week

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The latest Poem of the Week chosen for Write Out Loud is ‘Airways, Breathing, Circulation’ , by Peter Knaggs. The title of the poem, posted in the week of the inquest verdicts on the Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 people died, refers to the priorities when administering emergency first aid. It ends: “The sun is glazing the faces of them lads, / before this pall starts settling itself over us, / I’ve got to get back, got to...

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