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

Robert Peake  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

Holly Seddon  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'

Naila Missous  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,...

Poetry and the Transmission of Errors

Don Paterson  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

Deborah C Dooley  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...