"Whatsname Street" by Anna Robinson (English Edition)
Anna Robinsons third collection is a study of working-class life in London SE1 south of the river, behind the South Bank, beyond Waterloo station, below the radar. Blake's Lambeth. Whatsname Street is a celebration of street-life, bits and bobs, loose change, and the poetry of Class. Its a peoples history of one particular housing estate as told by its tenants, combining oral history, archive records and layered memory weddings and wash days, street-parties and trips to the seaside, and above all the changing and changeless demands of work, poverty and inequality, the patience of the poor and the impatience of History.