I think art, whether 'so-called art' or not, only ever gets in the news if it sparks debate, usually on the lines of it's good / it's crap, or it's art / it's not art, so it's good that it's made people think about the First World War. But hang on, is the message: *War is Bad*? If daily news reports full of maimed and killed adults and children, and cities and countries in ruins, millions of people made into refugees, forever, don't put over that message, what chance do *art poppies* have, no matter how many of them there are?
Kent-based musician with Clash covers band Clashback, among others. Writer of novels, short stories and pastiche Balkan tunes. My five longest works are Laikonik Express, The Exploding Elephant, A Blue Coast Mystery, Almost Solved, The Émigré Engineer and Cleopatra's Script. My stories are all over the place... in a good way!