The Time Project, by Lazy Gramophone: An Interview

1.07.2013
A few months ago, I was approached by the London arts collective Lazy Gramophone to contribute to an intriguing book project, "Time"; I...

Music, Memory and Subversion: Two Scottish Poets' Second Books

24.06.2013
What follows is an interview with Rob A. Mackenzie, author of The Good News (Salt, 2013) and Andrew Philip, author of The North End of...

A Prison within a Prison: the Solitary Confinement of Kazakh Poet Aron Atabek

24.06.2013
Hooded and handcuffed, sixty year old poet Aron Atabek shuffles around a dimly-lit room. The guards accompanying him prevent any communication...
Real Men Don't Do Poetry: Israeli Soldier Banned From Reading Because 'It Would Ruin Fighter's Image'

Real Men Don't Do Poetry: Israeli Soldier Banned From Reading Because 'It Would Ruin Fighter's Image'

Sara C Nelson   18.06.2013
An Israeli soldier has been banned from reading his poetry out on the radio – for fear it will undermine the army’s manliness. Earlier...
The Ex-Nun, The Soldier's Wife, And the Fabulist: Three Poets

The Ex-Nun, The Soldier's Wife, And the Fabulist: Three Poets

9.06.2013
A nun spikes her drinks with sacramental wine and wears red lace underwear. A soldier's wife sits by the bed of a man whose legs have been...
They *uck You Up, Your Mum and Dad

They *uck You Up, Your Mum and Dad

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'

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,...

An Open Letter to Dispossessed Poets

21.05.2013
The truth is, the modern world we live in does not appreciate poetry. Not like it ought to, not like you and I do. We get it. We eagerly...

John Bradburne - The Believer, The Humanist, The Most Prolific English Poet

16.05.2013
Not many people know of John Bradburne - not as many as should, since he is probably the most prolific English poet. But you will be excused...

Poetry and the Transmission of Errors

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

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...

'Zooming In, Zooming Out': A Conversation With Shannon Hardwick, Poet

16.04.2013
On the eve of the publication by Mouthfeel Press of Hummingbird Mind, her second chapbook, I caught up with her for a conversation about...