Frank O‘Hara Choice Poem: Une Journee de Juillet Often considered one of the leading figures of the 1950s and 60s ‘New York School’, O’Hara remains a hugely influential poetic voice despite his tragically short life. […]
Arts & Culture editor Delphie Bond interviews Jess Green about her phenomenal success and latest show!
Arts & Culture Editor Delphie Bond reviews Live Wire, a spoken word poetry night in Leeds.
It’s a long-running joke amongst spoken word artists that the phrase “Slam Poetry” is an oxymoron, or at the very least an exaggeration. Call something a slam and people will picture two poets facing off […]
In honour of LGBT+ history month, our writers spotlighted the queer artists whose stories shaped the past and are illuminating the present, as well as perhaps changing the landscape of the future for artists that […]
Are the so-called ‘Instagram Poets’ destroying poetry or resurrecting it? Hattie Graham takes a closer look at social-media based poetry and its effects on the long standing art form.
We all like to come up with witty and clever Instagram captions. But would we consider the said captions to be poetry? Ariel Bissett, an English Literature graduate and Youtuber, released her documentary #poetry at […]
Inspired by Chris Riddell, Carmen Walker-Vazquez celebrates last week’s National Poetry Day by sharing her favourite poems that focus on this year’s theme: change. ‘Change is the nursery Of music, joy, life, and eternity.’ – […]
Toria Garbutt is a refreshing figure in the world of poetry and spoken word. She released her debut album Hot Plastic Moon in 2016, and her poetry collection The Universe and Me earlier this year. […]
As part of Black History Month, Digital Associate Editor Bella Davis pays tribute to the multi-talented American artist. Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s […]
Frequently referred to as the Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel, even those who do not recognise Elizabeth Siddal’s name will know her pale oval face and flowing red tresses. The famous muse of Dante Rossetti, Siddal posed for […]
This summer, students at the University of Manchester painted over a mural of Rudyard Kipling’s poem ‘If’ and replaced it with Maya Angelou’s ‘Still I Rise’. They argued that Kipling’s poetry ‘de-humanises people of colour’. […]