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

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,...
How Poetry Can Prove a Lifeline

How Poetry Can Prove a Lifeline

14.07.2014
In the middle of the night, and subject to the double sense of isolation which depression and wakefulness at that time brings, I would...

An Introduction to the Film-Poem

16.06.2014
Organiser Alastair Cook emphasised the point that the film-poem genre is an inclusive and encouraging one--suggesting that we all start...

Dylan Thomas: The Playful and the Profound

11.06.2014
The public persona of Thomas, embodied in Brinnin's book, is often the focus of articles concerning the writer and this year, on the centenary...
A toast to teachers

A toast to teachers

6.06.2014
Teaching isn't easy, and it's getting harder as ministers and parents decide they know best, but teachers will carry on. They'll strive...

A Kinder City - Playable City Award

26.05.2014
For anyone unaware of the project or those uninterested, they'll be powering the project by day and should they cross the bridge at night...

A Taste Of Honey: Finding Poetry In Poverty

27.04.2014
We've always enjoyed regular trips to Hull Truck Theatre, and with a return home organized for Easter weekend I was delighted to read about...
How Depression Forced Me to Seek a Balanced Life

How Depression Forced Me to Seek a Balanced Life

25.04.2014
I didn't know that this kind of depression could happen so swiftly, least of all to someone who seemed to have no right to an illness associated...
WATCH: The Most English Poem Ever

WATCH: The Most English Poem Ever

22.04.2014
We give Rudyard Kipling's classic poem a modern-day - and English - slant. (Created by David Schneider, Very British Problems and Handface) SEE...

Parallels From A Victorious Weekend, Thoughts on Hillsborough From 9 Year Old Me; To A Policeman's Lie..(A Poem For Hillsborough)

14.04.2014
My heart is still beating hard following Liverpool's dramatic win on Sunday over Manchester City. Many have pointed to the strange parallels...
Read It and Weep: New Poetry Anthology Makes Grown Men Cry

Read It and Weep: New Poetry Anthology Makes Grown Men Cry

11.04.2014
It directly addresses the assumption bordering on cliché that women are more emotional - weaker - than men. Yet the contributions are...