They *uck You Up, Your Mum and Dad

They *uck You Up, Your Mum and Dad

Holly Seddon  7.06.2013
I've come across so many people in their thirties and forties who are still defined - or at least affected - by their childhood and family...
'The Importance of This Art? To Move the World'

'The Importance of This Art? To Move the World'

Naila Missous  6.06.2013
Romero brings his poetic oratory together with a white background: he only wants you to hear the words. With a great focus on the language,...
Poetry and the Transmission of Errors

Poetry and the Transmission of Errors

Don Paterson  9.05.2013
We often see this with readers who believe poets have hidden messages in their poems. This is the kind of reader who has been taught -...
Writing Space

Writing Space

Deborah C Dooley  7.05.2013
'I mean, it's not as if we don't have it,' she said hurriedly. 'Our savings account is very healthy.' I nodded, forgetting for a moment...
WATCH: Student Stand Up And Defend NHS At Conference

WATCH: Student Stand Up And Defend NHS At Conference

Lucy Sherriff  2.05.2013
We all love to moan about the NHS but one nursing student "frightened" by the "unrelenting bad press" took a stand at the body's annual...
'I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My Fate'

'I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My Fate'

23.04.2013
A video titled "I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My Fate" has gone viral, reducing some viewers to tears and causing others to speak...
Five London Poetry Hotspots (And a Bonus)

Five London Poetry Hotspots (And a Bonus)

Robert Peake  29.03.2013
American friends who come to visit invariably ask which spots they should visit to get a feel for the London poetry scene. Here are five...
World Poetry Day: Students Try Their Hand At Poetry

World Poetry Day: Students Try Their Hand At Poetry

21.03.2013
A competition launched by poet Karen McCarthy Woolf in aid of World Poetry Day has seen students from across the globe try their hand at...
The Underground Beast That Is Spoken Word

The Underground Beast That Is Spoken Word

Pete Strauss  14.03.2013
The most immediately striking thing about an evening of spoken word is the almost tangible electricity in the air. No one is quite sure...