Poetry, the Art Form That Tries To Think Before It Speaks

Poetry, the Art Form That Tries To Think Before It Speaks

Jason Holmes  22.10.2014
In a recent interview with Andrew Marr, the writer and broadcaster Clive James said he'd "be lost without poetry" and in doing so spoke...
The Nation's Superhero: Brian Cox

The Nation's Superhero: Brian Cox

Samantha Baines  20.10.2014
Brian puts on his new "trust me I'm a Physics teacher" badge. And he is SuperCox once more! With superhero flair he deletes the email and...
How Great Teachers Keep the Past Alive

How Great Teachers Keep the Past Alive

Natasha Batsford  16.10.2014
Wellington has a bit of a penchant for street art. I'm not complaining, I'm a sucker for a paper pigeon, and I actually think it is an...
Fingertip Stability: My Search for the Perfect Depression App

Fingertip Stability: My Search for the Perfect Depression App

Rachel Kelly  9.10.2014
Four years ago I became an app maker. It began with a conversation between me and another mother round a kitchen table. What had happened...
The Real Truth About Antidepressants

The Real Truth About Antidepressants

Rachel Kelly  6.10.2014
The past 17 years has taught me that it's not beyond our own powers to help ourselves. For anyone who is suffering mild anxiety, feels...
#NationalPoetryDay: Twitter's Funniest Reactions And Rhymes

#NationalPoetryDay: Twitter's Funniest Reactions And Rhymes

2.10.2014
If you think that being limited to 140 characters means you can't write a poem, be funny, or do both, then you don't know Twitter. Today...

The Definite Article Poetry Anthology - Part One

Rob McGibbon  1.10.2014
To celebrate National Poetry Day on 2nd October, I have selected just a special few from the archive of The Definite Article to create...

Experimenting With Democracy: The Big Democracy Project

Ben Gwalchmai  29.09.2014
Are we asking for radical change to the constitution of the UK? No - we're asking for a truer democracy, one where everyone gets and feels...

Book Review: Chimene Suleyman, 'Outside Looking On'

Musa Okwonga  15.09.2014
Chimene Suleyman, a London-born poet, journalist and essayist of Turkish heritage, has produced Outside Looking On, a debut collection...
Lost In Spaces - Of Memoirs and Mirrors

Lost In Spaces - Of Memoirs and Mirrors

Mik Scarlet  10.09.2014
The irony of Lost In Spaces is that the phase that I think best describes it is Triumphing Over Tragedy, a phrase that every disabled artist...

In Word or Deed

Daniel Cadwallader  19.08.2014
The poet in question is 25 year old Jess Green, a native of Leicester and graduate of Liverpool. She's part of a new wave of young UK poets...
Do the Connotations of the Word 'Rap' Develop Inaccurate Opinions of Rappers?

Do the Connotations of the Word 'Rap' Develop Inaccurate Opinions of Rappers?

Nick Brewer  8.08.2014
I've always found it a bit embarrassing telling people I'm a rapper. I'm very aware of some of the connotations that can accompany rap...
Love. Courage. Home. What We've Been Tweeting To Commemorate WW1 Centenary

Love. Courage. Home. What We've Been Tweeting To Commemorate WW1 Centenary

PA  3.08.2014
Love. Courage. Home. As the nation marks 100 years since the start of the First World War, commemorations have spread to the online world,...
Blur, Fitzgerald and Keats: Literary Influences From Popular Culture

Blur, Fitzgerald and Keats: Literary Influences From Popular Culture

Ioan Marc Jones  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...