When Muslim Women Are 'Lyrically Speaking'

When Muslim Women Are 'Lyrically Speaking'

Adama Juldeh Munu  28.12.2016
These are exciting times; I am fortunate to surround myself with artistic and strong Muslim women who evade these misconstrued perceptions...
What Is Protest?

What Is Protest?

Deanna Rodger  19.12.2016
Deanna Rodger is a spoken word artist and the course tutor for a Protest Poetry project for 16-25 year olds at the Roundhouse, London....
Owen Jones And Kate Tempest: Wake Up And Love More

Owen Jones And Kate Tempest: Wake Up And Love More

Kate Wyver  12.12.2016
"too concerned with their own thoughts to think about the weather But we see clouds like furious ink Thick liquid sinks and whips the wind Pitch...
Listen To Leonard Cohen, Stephen Fry And Others Read WW1 Poetry

Listen To Leonard Cohen, Stephen Fry And Others Read WW1 Poetry

Sarah Ann Harris  11.11.2016
Millions will gather today and over the weekend to remember members of the armed forces who have given their lives in the line of duty. Friday...
What Is Religion?

What Is Religion?

Alice Carder  17.10.2016
"What is reli-gion?" Shaykh Babikir asks, his thick Sudanese accent curling the word out over his bottom lip. "Man creates religion to...
Why It's A Good Thing Bob Dylan Won The Nobel

Why It's A Good Thing Bob Dylan Won The Nobel

Leah Broad  15.10.2016
The power of Dylan's lyrics comes from the fact that they are precisely that -- they are part of his songs. Awarding the prize to someone...
Bob Dylan's Deserved Nobel Prize For Literature

Bob Dylan's Deserved Nobel Prize For Literature

Dan Einav  15.10.2016
To celebrate Bob Dylan's much deserved Nobel Prize for Literature I've chosen some of my favourite lines from his poems below. If you're...
Test Your Knowledge With Our Literary Quiz On National Poetry Day

Test Your Knowledge With Our Literary Quiz On National Poetry Day

Sarah Ann Harris  6.10.2016
National Poetry Day kicked off on Thursday with the Prince of Wales reading a poem by Seamus Heaney. Prince Charles read the late poet’s...
Essex Poet Perfectly Describes The Internal War Of Having Depression

Essex Poet Perfectly Describes The Internal War Of Having Depression

Lucy Sherriff  1.10.2016
Hussain Manawer is a poet from Ilford, Essex, and a mental health advocate who regularly speaks out about his battle with depression. Speaking...
Ode To A Prawn

Ode To A Prawn

Ann French  23.09.2016
Anyone who has had the pleasure of meeting my Father will know he is a legend. Now I know most people say that about their Dad but mine...
The Death Of The Arts - A Poem

The Death Of The Arts - A Poem

Sam Coleman  5.09.2016
It's an unusual thing, One you'll rarely see, An article written in poetry. The reason being, And I must make this clear, Is the death...
My Black Life... Matters?

My Black Life... Matters?

Mark Mace Smith  12.08.2016
So, now, in this summer of our discontent made potentially riotous by our sons and daughters of Tottenham, it matters enough to me that...
Review: Alice Oswald - Falling Awake

Review: Alice Oswald - Falling Awake

Phil Brown  17.07.2016
Is there a word more fitting for the cultural climate of Britain in 2016 than pandemonium? When Milton coined that word, it was to describe...
Review: Choman Hardi - Considering the Women

Review: Choman Hardi - Considering the Women

Phil Brown  11.07.2016
Considering the Women is impressive in the sense that it leaves its dent upon the reader. I came away from my first reading dizzied, imbalanced...