Why We Want To Raise Lifelong Learners

Why We Want To Raise Lifelong Learners

Jacqueline Koay  19.10.2015
A few weeks ago, whilst choosing books on Amazon to take along on my honeymoon, I bought Professor Mary Beard's A History of Ancient Rome....
Poetry And Mental Health - The Great Escape

Poetry And Mental Health - The Great Escape

Rhiannon Dance  19.10.2015
It was sixth form when I first developed a passion (rather obsession) for poetry. I had always dabbled in my own poems, winning title of...
Culture for Change

Culture for Change

Nancy Campbell  8.10.2015
'Climate is culture.' So say ArtCOP21, a global festival of cultural activity on climate change which runs from September to December...

#SavetheBlueChair: Glasgow's Community Cafe

Louise Wilson  5.10.2015
On a busy street in the middle of Glasgow, an often overlooked cafe awaits your company. The Blue Chair community cafe encompasses everything...
Zygote Poems - A Journey of New Fatherhood

Zygote Poems - A Journey of New Fatherhood

Richard Thomas  5.09.2015
Zygote Poems is in-scripted to my daughter Emmeline, and one day, if she chooses to, she can read it. If and when she does, I will be there...
Give Me A Sign

Give Me A Sign

Ariane Sherine  9.08.2015
Eventually, determined to solve the mystery, I pushed a card through the man's door, explaining that I loved his signs. I asked if I could...
Someone Wrote A Poem About Ugne From GBBO And It Is Truly Superb

Someone Wrote A Poem About Ugne From GBBO And It Is Truly Superb

Sophie Brown  6.08.2015
The nation collectively rejoiced when The Great British Bake Off returned to our TV screens on Wednesday night. Bookies are already taking...
Craig Raine and the Toxicity of Conformity

Craig Raine and the Toxicity of Conformity

Django Wylie  4.06.2015
Yesterday poet Craig Laine received a thorough virtual beating on Twitter, as legions of the self-righteous flocked to demonstrate their...
Twitter Has A Field Day With 'Previously Unpublished' Philip Larkin Poem That Wasn't By Him

Twitter Has A Field Day With 'Previously Unpublished' Philip Larkin Poem That Wasn't By Him

26.05.2015
Think you're having a bad day? Spare a thought for poor Tom Cook. Cook is a poet and "ambling postgraduate" at Oxford University. And...

Poetry Changes Lives - A Different Kind of Therapy

Annabel Burn  19.05.2015
One big downside of trauma and depression is that you come out of it feeling like roadkill. To give up a long standing depression is to...

Book Review: Love and Resistance by Theresa Wolfwood

Sumeet Grover  4.04.2015
I first read her poem, For Shaima, few years ago; it was written for an Iraqi girl whom Wolfwood met in 2001 in Baghdad.
Wake up Schools! Students aren't Here to Please the Teachers

Wake up Schools! Students aren't Here to Please the Teachers

Leah K Stewart  24.02.2015
Teachers may choose to inspire, mentor, guide or coach their students in their own unique way. This is how a teacher becomes an artist....
How Not to Be a Victim of Life: The Clink

How Not to Be a Victim of Life: The Clink

Jojo Furnival  24.02.2015
My waiter, the chefs and all the guys at The Clink HMP Brixton appear to be smart, courteous, well trained and as suited to the job as...
This Poem Is A Most Terrifying Insight Into the Mind Of A 9-Year-Old

This Poem Is A Most Terrifying Insight Into the Mind Of A 9-Year-Old

3.02.2015
'Creativity Corner', a spot to share the some of the poetic delights of the younger generation in the L.A Times. At least that's the memo...