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

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...
Meet The Student Slam Poet Sensation Megan Beech

Meet The Student Slam Poet Sensation Megan Beech

Indigo Ellis  4.04.2014
Meet: Megan Beech, student slam poet extraordinaire. 20 year old from Bridgwater, Somerset. Second year English Literature student at King's...

Poetry on the Internet and the Saturation of Information

26.03.2014
The Internet is a tool that has the capacity to help art and creativity flourish and develop, yet we must be careful to utilise it properly,...

Poetry, Remixed

22.03.2014
The Poetry Storehouse has an excellent idea - to do for poetry what has worked so well for software, by making some of it "open source"....
The Art of Loneliness

The Art of Loneliness

21.03.2014
Having a friend die young, one realizes that their own existence is not guaranteed simply because of their youth. It might seem obvious,...

How Creative Spoken Word and Music Projects Are Helping the UK's Literacy Issues

18.02.2014
This month however, I attended one such event that seemed to have ticked all the right boxes to actually make a difference. Fusing the...
Twitter's Take On 'Roses Are Red'

Twitter's Take On 'Roses Are Red'

13.02.2014
With each tweet being no more than 140 characters, Twitter is the perfect place for pithy one-liners, short poems or, in the case of the...
The A-Z of Mental Health - a Poem

The A-Z of Mental Health - a Poem

11.02.2014
Those who have read any of my previous mental health blogs will know that I like to go on, and on, and on. In fact, I bore myself just...
Arab-Iranian Poet & Peace Activist Executed For 'Waging War On God'

Arab-Iranian Poet & Peace Activist Executed For 'Waging War On God'

Sara C Nelson  10.02.2014
An Arab-Iranian poet has been executed in Iran for “waging war on God” and threatening national security, human rights groups say....

Poetry Review: The Nordic Light

9.02.2014
The Nordic Light is a collection of poetry accompanied by photography, a seldom used combination, but a very impactful and much needed...

Welsh Poet Nigel Jenkins Denied Poetic Ending

6.02.2014
The tragedy here really lies in the bureaucracy that has surrounded this decision and the loss to Pennard to offer a fitting memorial to...
Sappho Sings Again

Sappho Sings Again

31.01.2014
The world of classical literature is athrob with excitement. Dr Dirk Obbink of Oxford University has published a draft of a new pair of...
Air From Another Life...

Air From Another Life...

20.01.2014
I can never sleep on Sunday nights. I've tried it all - within reason. Dimmed lights. Extinguished screens. Abandoning 'real' coffee...