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...
Beethoven In A Spaceship? It Can Only Be The Edinburgh Festival...

Beethoven In A Spaceship? It Can Only Be The Edinburgh Festival...

13.03.2013
Arts lovers can hear Beethoven in a spaceship and see Leonardo da Vinci take centre stage with modern technology at this year's Edinburgh...
Robin Hood Was 'Freedom Fighter Attacking The French'

Robin Hood Was 'Freedom Fighter Attacking The French'

11.03.2013
Robin Hood did not rob from the rich to feed the poor in Sherwood Forest, he was a freedom fighter attacking French invaders in Kent, a...
Gathered Light: The Poetry of Joni Mitchell's Songs

Gathered Light: The Poetry of Joni Mitchell's Songs

10.03.2013
As Gathered Light, a collection of Joni Mitchell's poetry is about to hit the book shelves, I speak with writers Lisa and John Sornberger...
A Poem For International Women's Day: 'Conversations With Grandma'

A Poem For International Women's Day: 'Conversations With Grandma'

8.03.2013
In this touching tribute to one of the important women in his life, spoken word poet Raymond Antrobus tells the story of a conversation...

Susan Richardson - Writing in the Language of Ice

7.03.2013
The Welsh poet Susan Richardson was teaching a course on 'Intrepid Women Travellers' at Cardiff University when a reference to a Norse...

Are the Arts of Any Use?

3.03.2013
Today we live in an era of hyper-specialisation. We all drill deeper in our silos. How else can you keep up, let alone get ahead in our...

What Is a Poet For?

3.03.2013
Poetry for me is now gloriously blurred with colours, images, musics, streaming video, satellites. It is time to give it a new name. It...

If Sinatra Quit Twitter...

1.03.2013
I blocked the tw*ts, and took the LOLs Yes, I hash-tagged, and humble-bragged, and tweeted my way
Vodka Is Cheaper Than Dinner For Two

Vodka Is Cheaper Than Dinner For Two

Sarah O'Meara  14.02.2013
Love is definitely in the air on Twitter, as those typically romantic fools come together to create poetry for the world. Yes, we've enjoyed...
A Poem For Valentine's Day: Sally Jenkinson Performs 'More Words Than We Deserve' (VIDEO)

A Poem For Valentine's Day: Sally Jenkinson Performs 'More Words Than We Deserve' (VIDEO)

Sam Parker  14.02.2013
"In this life, even the smallest, least majestic victories deserve a coronation..." In the last of our Valentine's poems, Bristol-based...