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Can "the Glory of Being Alone" Ease our Struggles With Loneliness?

Tony Lobl  7.07.2013
"Only the lonely, know the way I feel," Roy Orbison sang in his 1960 hit single. More than 50 years have now passed and during that time...
The Novel, And Why Men Fear It

The Novel, And Why Men Fear It

Jason Holmes  1.07.2013
All that can be stated with any certainty is that Joe Public is currently enjoying the fruits of 70 years of peacetime. He wants for nothing;...
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 -...