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Press Balaclava - courtesy of English PEN.jpg

You may recall the post by guest blogger Sophie Mayer introducing Catechism: Poems for Pussy Riot, a collection of poems and artwork contributed in support of the incarcerated members of Pussy Riot and published by English PEN. The F Word is pleased to publish a review of this collection by Fran Allfrey, who finds it a “inspirational, angry, positive, passionate and fitting tribute”, full of work which will “raise questions, expose problems and reveal a community which spirals far beyond the walls of any penitentiary”.

Click here to read the rest of the review.

Image of an outline of a balaclava, with the text “Eyes fixed upon the strange lips” in the balaclava itself and the words “your / words / here” in the holes for eyes and mouth. Used courtesy of English PEN.