Fingertip Stability: My Search for the Perfect Depression App

Fingertip Stability: My Search for the Perfect Depression App

9.10.2014
Four years ago I became an app maker. It began with a conversation between me and another mother round a kitchen table. What had happened...
The Real Truth About Antidepressants

The Real Truth About Antidepressants

6.10.2014
The past 17 years has taught me that it's not beyond our own powers to help ourselves. For anyone who is suffering mild anxiety, feels...
#NationalPoetryDay: Twitter's Funniest Reactions And Rhymes

#NationalPoetryDay: Twitter's Funniest Reactions And Rhymes

2.10.2014
If you think that being limited to 140 characters means you can't write a poem, be funny, or do both, then you don't know Twitter. Today...
The Definite Article Poetry Anthology - Part One

The Definite Article Poetry Anthology - Part One

1.10.2014
To celebrate National Poetry Day on 2nd October, I have selected just a special few from the archive of The Definite Article to create...

Experimenting With Democracy: The Big Democracy Project

29.09.2014
Are we asking for radical change to the constitution of the UK? No - we're asking for a truer democracy, one where everyone gets and feels...

Book Review: Chimene Suleyman, 'Outside Looking On'

15.09.2014
Chimene Suleyman, a London-born poet, journalist and essayist of Turkish heritage, has produced Outside Looking On, a debut collection...
Lost In Spaces - Of Memoirs and Mirrors

Lost In Spaces - Of Memoirs and Mirrors

10.09.2014
The irony of Lost In Spaces is that the phase that I think best describes it is Triumphing Over Tragedy, a phrase that every disabled artist...

In Word or Deed

19.08.2014
The poet in question is 25 year old Jess Green, a native of Leicester and graduate of Liverpool. She's part of a new wave of young UK poets...
Do the Connotations of the Word 'Rap' Develop Inaccurate Opinions of Rappers?

Do the Connotations of the Word 'Rap' Develop Inaccurate Opinions of Rappers?

8.08.2014
I've always found it a bit embarrassing telling people I'm a rapper. I'm very aware of some of the connotations that can accompany rap...
Love. Courage. Home. What We've Been Tweeting To Commemorate WW1 Centenary

Love. Courage. Home. What We've Been Tweeting To Commemorate WW1 Centenary

3.08.2014
Love. Courage. Home. As the nation marks 100 years since the start of the First World War, commemorations have spread to the online world,...
Blur, Fitzgerald and Keats: Literary Influences From Popular Culture

Blur, Fitzgerald and Keats: Literary Influences From Popular Culture

28.07.2014
When I was 18, I bought F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night under the assumption that Fitzgerald had derived his title from a song...
Someone Wrote A Poem About PMQs And Sent It To John Bercow

Someone Wrote A Poem About PMQs And Sent It To John Bercow

Asa Bennett  17.07.2014
John Bercow has been getting tons of letters from the public, pouring scorn on parliament's "nodding donkeys" and "sneering fools" at...

On Officially Becoming Erotic, Part Two

17.07.2014
My one regret for the Festival of Love opening weekend is that I didn't get to explore the zones set up for the remaining six types of...
Combining Film and Poetry Is Child's Play

Combining Film and Poetry Is Child's Play

15.07.2014
As part of this year's Poetry International festival, London's own Southbank Centre teamed up with the bosses of Filmpoem, PoetryFilm,...