Funny #NationalPoetryDay Tweets

Funny #NationalPoetryDay Tweets

Andrea Mann  3.10.2013
It's Poetry Day So we're searching on Twitter For tweets that do rhyme And will make us all titter And if you are trying To write some...

Plagiarism in Poetry: What is Really at Stake?

23.09.2013
There is the poet who seeks recognition, and the poet who seeks to be part of something bigger than herself. For the one, plagiarism is...

Worded Carefully

10.09.2013
Spoken word is often thought to be just about poetry, but I believe it to be a delivery of speech in a strong enough way to affect those...

Britain's Personal Best, and Facing My Own Challenge

9.09.2013
A few weeks ago, I challenged myself to sing in public during the weekend of the 4th to the 6th of October: and on Thursday evening, I...

"Noli Timere": Seamus Heaney's Final Words

2.09.2013
Seamus Heaney was a poet to the end. Let us take from his example a little courage, and a little Latin.

Postscript

1.09.2013
In my final year, I took a terrifying chance. Ever generous to students and young writers, Seamus Heaney offered to meet students for...
Spoken Word Steps Out of the Shadows

Spoken Word Steps Out of the Shadows

1.09.2013
Another year and another Edinburgh fringe passes. Arty types have all patted each other on the back, Edinburgh businesses have all patted...
Seamus Heaney: A Great Poet, Full of Light and Life

Seamus Heaney: A Great Poet, Full of Light and Life

30.08.2013
I was lucky enough to know Seamus Heaney; to interview him and even spend time with him and his wife, Maire.
Irish Post Heaney Dies After Long Illness

Irish Post Heaney Dies After Long Illness

30.08.2013
World-renowned poet Seamus Heaney has died, his family have confirmed. The Nobel Laureate, who was 74, had been in hospital after suffering...
Beyond Mental Health Labels Through a New View of You

Beyond Mental Health Labels Through a New View of You

19.08.2013
Dr Allen Frances warned that in the world of mental health care a label "can begin in a moment and live on for the rest of your life"....

The Man Behind 'Walk in the Light' & His Poem

9.08.2013
What many have taken away from Walk in the Light is a sense of belonging; a sense of connection. A chipping away at that loneliness that...

The Film-Poem Arrives in Britain

5.08.2013
The use of video and film as a means to add a new dimension to a single written poem is recent. Such works have been proliferating across...
My First Night of the Proms

My First Night of the Proms

29.07.2013
My first response to the BBC Proms' kind invitation to perform at a venue so prestigious that my family had heard of it (as opposed to,...

Britain's Personal Best, and Courage as a Muscle

23.07.2013
Eek. Following my bravado of setting a public target, now comes the fear. As part of the new Olympic legacy project, Britain's Personal...