Wake up Schools! Students aren't Here to Please the Teachers

Wake up Schools! Students aren't Here to Please the Teachers

Leah K Stewart  24.02.2015
Teachers may choose to inspire, mentor, guide or coach their students in their own unique way. This is how a teacher becomes an artist....
How Not to Be a Victim of Life: The Clink

How Not to Be a Victim of Life: The Clink

Jojo Furnival  24.02.2015
My waiter, the chefs and all the guys at The Clink HMP Brixton appear to be smart, courteous, well trained and as suited to the job as...
This Poem Is A Most Terrifying Insight Into the Mind Of A 9-Year-Old

This Poem Is A Most Terrifying Insight Into the Mind Of A 9-Year-Old

3.02.2015
'Creativity Corner', a spot to share the some of the poetic delights of the younger generation in the L.A Times. At least that's the memo...
Good Advice From John Masefield

Good Advice From John Masefield

Richard Masefield  2.02.2015
My last memory of my famous cousin John Masefield dates from the early 1960s, when I visited him at his home, Burcote Brook, on the Thames...
This Site Turns Your Tweets Into Poetry

This Site Turns Your Tweets Into Poetry

Thomas Tamblyn  27.01.2015
Poetweet is a remarkable website that looks through your tweets and turns them into strangely beautiful surrealist poetry. Created in...
Testament of Love: the Life and Times of Edward Brittain

Testament of Love: the Life and Times of Edward Brittain

Jonathan Cooper  16.01.2015
All those great gay heroes, yet what did their country really do for them? Those that opted to stand up to the justice system would be...
Word Games

Word Games

Caragh Little  7.01.2015
We place ourselves on the blank canvas of others' judgment and opinions: longing to be liked, afraid of being hated, desperate for our...
Boshing the Bully Within (Depression)

Boshing the Bully Within (Depression)

Louis McIntosh  7.01.2015
The bully for many of you, who you either acknowledge or not, is within. He is the dominant, overriding voice who demands your attention...
Dealing With My Black Dawg (Depressive Sidekick)

Dealing With My Black Dawg (Depressive Sidekick)

Louis McIntosh  31.12.2014
I have suffered from bouts of depression for several years. That sentence in itself is one of the best ways to deal with it. To acknowledge...
How I Didn't Piss on Myself and Became Britain's Favourite Sweetheart

How I Didn't Piss on Myself and Became Britain's Favourite Sweetheart

Lee Kern  1.12.2014
So last night my girlfriend and I got stinkingly pissed. We came home and passed out on the bed. I woke up three hours later and went to...
Writing About Music

Writing About Music

Charlotte Ballantyne  30.11.2014
Why did we feel the need to set our words to music? Why not just write poetry? Music has existed for hundreds of years (with and without...
A Thank You Letter to My Mother

A Thank You Letter to My Mother

Rachel Kelly  14.11.2014
Gradually as I began to get better, you would read aloud longer passages and poems to me as you had done when I was a child. You had always...

First World War Poetry

David Hynes  30.10.2014
What, exactly, are we meant to feel, if anything, during these centenary remembrance years, if the outstanding images, memories and relics...

Poetry, the Art Form That Tries To Think Before It Speaks

Jason Holmes  22.10.2014
In a recent interview with Andrew Marr, the writer and broadcaster Clive James said he'd "be lost without poetry" and in doing so spoke...