Arts and Culture writer Marjolaine Marsile details important historical figures in both Black History and Black Art. Joséphine Baker The incredible ‘J’ai deux amours, mon pays et Paris‘ was sung by an African-American French woman […]
Arts and Culture writer Madeleine Gauci Green shares some of her favourite Black authors and theatre! Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo Bernadine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other is a polyphonic novel made up of interconnected […]
When I first stumbled across Savannah Brown, it was 2016. She’d gone viral with her slam poetry, the now privatised ‘Hi, I’m a Slut’ marking my first serious foray into fourth-wave feminism. Now, after producing […]
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. […]
Ejiro Obonobor describes his experiences at The Scribe’s Open Mic Night
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.
Simon Armitage, Professor of Poetry at the University of Leeds, has been announced as the UK’s new Poet Laureate. Taking over the 351-year-old role from Dame Carol Ann Duffy, Professor Armitage is set to become […]
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 […]
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.’ – […]