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It’s complex to work with archive material in this way. Too easy to jump to easy conclusions about what is ‘right’. Too easy to polarise. Every piece of material has sensitive claims. We do not and cannot ever know the personal histories of those captured in these photographs.

Source material: Grenfall, Main Fleet to Singapore

Filed under: Writing

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Sarah-Jane is an educator at Hereford College of Arts and a postgraduate researcher at Birmingham City University. Her poetry can be read in various journals, including the Muddy River Poetry Review, the Wales Haiku Journal, The Inflectionist Review and Black Bough Poetry's Deep Time Two Anthology. She was shortlisted for the Haiku Foundation's Touchstone Award in April 2020.

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