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...
A Poem For Valentine's Day: Raymond Antrobus Performs 'Things That Look Like Love'

A Poem For Valentine's Day: Raymond Antrobus Performs 'Things That Look Like Love'

13.02.2013
The penultimate poet to perform in our week of original Valentine's Day videos is London-based Raymond Antrobus. Raymond's poem, 'Things...
A Poem For Valentine's Day: Mr. Gee Performs 'Mr. Gee's Valentine'

A Poem For Valentine's Day: Mr. Gee Performs 'Mr. Gee's Valentine'

Sam Parker  13.02.2013
The fourth of our Valentine's poets is Mr. Gee, a regular on the London spoken word scene and co-founder of the London collective Chill...
Hidden TS Eliot Letter Discovered

Hidden TS Eliot Letter Discovered

13.02.2013
A letter written by one of the 20th century's greatest writers has been uncovered after being hidden for 40 years. It was sent by American...

Don't Judge the Reader by the Book Cover

12.02.2013
This feeling that reading is for the elite, the people who get it, is so damaging. Not only in excluding those who don't read that often...
A Poem For Valentine's Day: Fran Byrne Performs 'Nerve Cell' And 'Science Soulmate'  (VIDEO)

A Poem For Valentine's Day: Fran Byrne Performs 'Nerve Cell' And 'Science Soulmate' (VIDEO)

12.02.2013
Romance and science aren't always easy bedfellows, particularly when we're talking about the red-roses-and-chocolates side of things. But...
A Poem For Valentine's Day: Bridget Minamore Performs 'Kings College Hospital'

A Poem For Valentine's Day: Bridget Minamore Performs 'Kings College Hospital'

11.02.2013
In a week when we tend to sentimentalize love, Bridget Minamore recalls getting a glimpse of the real thing in an unlikely place: sat in...
A Poem For Valentine's Day: James Bunting Performs 'Cathy'

A Poem For Valentine's Day: James Bunting Performs 'Cathy'

11.02.2013
Kicking off a week of original love poetry on HuffPost UK this is James Bunting - a regular performer at Bang said the Gun, Chill Pill...