'Miley Cyrus' and the Female Body: Who's to Blame?

Jack McSweeney  23.11.2013
The controversial positing of the female body within the sphere of pop music is hardly a new phenomenon; each and every generation of women...
Bullet Point

Bullet Point

Ezra Tafari Rose  20.11.2013
I used to braid my great granny's Jamaican head of hair. That's when my daddy noticed I was queer. That's the time my big brother started...

Human Face and Cost of Violence

Ziya Meral  6.11.2013
War and violence become abstracted the further we are away from them. All of our exposure boils down to news reports and research updates...

Have We Grown Too Impatient for Poetry and Spoken Word?

Jack McSweeney  6.11.2013
Why do I get the sense that spoken word remains a niche cultural avenue? I'm not here to pose the tired question, 'Is poetry dead?' but...
Online-publishing Teenagers Create a Whole New Meaning for Poetry

Online-publishing Teenagers Create a Whole New Meaning for Poetry

Alix Long  1.11.2013
Even when we lose all hope in our seemingly hopeless race of humanity, there is still a flickering and poignantly strong light at the end...

Simon Mole : Indiana Jones and the Extra Chair - 4 1/2 Stars

Pete Strauss  17.10.2013
Perhaps the most exciting aspect of spoken word as a medium is its lack of definition and therefore its incredible versatility. Whereas...

#NationalPoetryDayUK Shows Twitter Is All the Better for Poets

Ian Stanley  11.10.2013
The success of #NationalPoetryDayUK and the increasing number of followers for poets on Twitter shows that users of the social network...
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?

Robert Peake  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

Patrick Cash  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

Musa Okwonga  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

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


Caragh Little  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

James Bunting  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...