Arts and Perspectives section writer
Tamar is a graduate of UEA’s English Literature with Creative Writing BA. She’s a part time writer and a full time astronaut, has more opinions than she can keep to herself, and loves nothing more than a good podcast. Tamar has written for Concrete – UEA’s student newspaper – and participated in the Words w/ Friends project, with which she performed spoken word poetry across the UK.
(26.11.19) – General Election: A Jewish Leftist’s Thoughts
This was originally posted as a personal reflection, but the editorial team approached me after reading, and we thought it might find a different, perhaps wider audience on The Norwich Radical.
I’ve been finding it harder and harder to stay silent on the lead up to this general election. Not only because I feel that it’ll be a major defining moment in the history of the UK – which it will; for anyone who’s not registered to vote yet, please do so here – but because every time I think about saying what I think I get hopelessly tangled up in the mess of being both Jewish and a leftist.
(10.07.19) – Call Them by Their Name: Concentration Camps
It’s hard to look at photos of the US Border Patrol Facilities and not be horrified. Cramped and overcrowded rooms, sometimes stuffed with double the maximum capacity; people confined for well over the allowed period; children separated from their parents and thrown in rooms with strangers. And this may not be the worse yet, as a Trump administration lawyer went viral when she argued that the government was not obligated to provide basic hygiene products and beds to immigrant children detained at these facilities.
(26.06.19) – Joy Harjo – Ushering In A New Age In American Poetry
This Wednesday, 19th June, the poet Joy Harjo was named the US’s 23rd Poet Laureate. She is the first Native American to be appointed to the role, and we should all be excited to hear her perspective – a voice previously unheard, or ignored by the tradition of American poetry and America’s colonial national narrative.