Poetry 16 January 2015 "Fred": a new poem by Isobel Dixon Fred Astaire. Photo: AFP/Getty Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up *** Isobel Dixon’s collections include A Fold in the Map (Salt). “Fred” appears in Double Bill: Poems Inspired by Popular Culture (Red Squirrel Press). › Without the Lib Dems, there would be nothing to stop the Tories neglecting the environment Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!