Wild Cards

Wild Cards

26.10.2012
If you like to think of your poems as horses (as I do), this is anyone's race.

Happy Birthday, Dylan Thomas! The Poet's Best Quotes And Pictures

26.10.2012
This week the late, great Dylan Thomas would have turned 98. Which is kind of amazing. We've always been fans of his poetry, fuzzy hair...
Happy Birthday Sylvia Plath - Here's Your Best Quotes And Photos

Happy Birthday Sylvia Plath - Here's Your Best Quotes And Photos

26.10.2012
Today would have been Sylvia Plath's 80th birthday. As she shares it with Dylan Thomas, we spent a little while imagining what kind of...

Seamus Heaney Heads Londonderry's UK City Of Culture Plans

26.10.2012
Northern Irish Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney will be among an array of international and local talent featured during Londonderry's...
Simon Armitage Leads TS Eliot Shortlist

Simon Armitage Leads TS Eliot Shortlist

25.10.2012
Debut collections jostle with works by household names on this year's TS Eliot prize shortlist, one of the country's premier poetry awards. Simon...

Retail Giant Turns To Poetry

23.10.2012
It was only last year that retailers John Lewis inspired tears, groans and some wonderfully wicked parodies with their now infamous child-carrying-a-box...
Gone Too Soon: Gil Scott-Heron

Gone Too Soon: Gil Scott-Heron

19.10.2012
When asking people to reminisce for 40 minutes about a close friend they lost just last year, you are led to the most honest expressions...
The Serpentine Gallery's Memory Marathon

The Serpentine Gallery's Memory Marathon

18.10.2012
For the past seven years, the Serpentine Gallery Marathon series has been an enlightening and thought-provoking contribution to the art...
What Kind Of Week Has It Been? 19th October, 2012

What Kind Of Week Has It Been? 19th October, 2012

18.10.2012
"I have lived in important places, times when great events were decided", claimed the Irish poet Patrick Kavanagh. Some weeks, I get exactly...

Peace Camps of Multicultural Britain

13.10.2012
The challenges of multiculturalism and inclusiveness are constantly being transformed in Britain at various levels, and also because the...
No More Page 3 Campaigners Get Poetic: Are You Convinced? (VIDEO)

No More Page 3 Campaigners Get Poetic: Are You Convinced? (VIDEO)

Alice E. Vincent  12.10.2012
The No More Page 3 campaign has so far attracted thousands of signatures, and now it has inspired some poetry, too. The project, which...

You Don't Need to Live in a Garage to Write Great Poetry. Q&A with publishing magnet, poet and tree lover Felix Dennis

9.10.2012
Dennis himself is the ultimate dispeller of this baseless myth; he was already one of Britain's richest men when his acclaimed, eloquently...
Who's Reading Who? Our Favourite YouTube Poetry Readings

Who's Reading Who? Our Favourite YouTube Poetry Readings

3.10.2012
Poetry on the page is one thing, but all literature lovers know that poems are made to be read out loud. Thankfully, with the invention...
Poets On Poetry: The 50 Greatest Quotes

Poets On Poetry: The 50 Greatest Quotes

3.10.2012
What makes a good poem? How the hell can I write one? And even if I did - what's the point!? All valid questions, particularly on National...