Category : Poetry

Bradford Literature Festival Review 2017

1 year ago / 0 comments

Aneeka Hussain gives an insightful and personal review of Bradford Literature Festival 2017 where she volunteered as the city she calls home was transformed into a hub of culture and excitement. From 30th June to the 9th July, Bradford city centre is transformed into a world of Literature and History: it … Read More

LUU Spoken Word Society Poetry Slam @ Wharf Chambers

2 years ago / 0 comments

Having never been to an event like this before, and being able only to draw from memories of Jonah Hill awkwardly forming staccato-ed emphasis on the name Cynthia, I had no realistic expectation for what a poetry slam was even going to be like. Save for my initial overwhelming awe … Read More

The poet Christian Bök: genius or fraud?

2 years ago / 0 comments

Experimental poet Christian Bök is renowned for his outlandish and complex poetic process. His theory appears to be that by putting enough constraints upon himself when writing, he will be able to access new levels of meaning, push the boundaries of language itself, and reconcile the seldom-reconcilable fields of art … Read More

In the face of fear: what can art do?

2 years ago / 0 comments

With the triumphs of Brexit and Trump and the recent departure of the much loved Leonard Cohen, it’s time to look to art for hope in an increasingly worrying world… The morning after Trump was elected and the world seemed to temporarily stop spinning on its axis, I logged onto … Read More

A workshop with poet Hollie McNish

3 years ago / 0 comments

In continuing the trend of diversity on display at the World Unite Festival, the Union last week proudly welcomed the multi-talented spoken word poet Hollie McNish to its doors as part of its Speak Up programme. Speak Up works as a range of events for spoken word, poetry and knowledge … Read More

Blake Remixed: Poetry with a Hip-hop twist

3 years ago / 0 comments

As an outlet for emerging and new work, the Furnace Festival programme at West Yorkshire Playhouse provides artists access to develop new ideas and performance work. Blake Remixed is a show that certainly adheres to the Furnace mantra, and the show itself contained many interesting elements that fused the world … Read More