'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

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...

The Waste Land (A Land Laid Waste By Gideon's 'Reforms')

1.04.2013
A paraphrased adaptation - with apologies to T S Eliot.
Five London Poetry Hotspots (And a Bonus)

Five London Poetry Hotspots (And a Bonus)

29.03.2013
American friends who come to visit invariably ask which spots they should visit to get a feel for the London poetry scene. Here are five...
World Poetry Day: Students Try Their Hand At Poetry

World Poetry Day: Students Try Their Hand At Poetry

21.03.2013
A competition launched by poet Karen McCarthy Woolf in aid of World Poetry Day has seen students from across the globe try their hand at...

Food for Thought

17.03.2013
We sat in the kitchen for our writerly discussion. He held a sheaf of A4 paper, covered in typescript while I was armed with my favourite...
The Underground Beast That Is Spoken Word

The Underground Beast That Is Spoken Word

14.03.2013
The most immediately striking thing about an evening of spoken word is the almost tangible electricity in the air. No one is quite sure...

An Interview With Mr Gee

13.03.2013
I first got into Spoken Word around 2001. I was a part of a DJ outfit & we used to play Funk/Hip Hop/Garage/R&B at clubs up and down the...