Our Poem of the Week this time round is 'Texas Tornadoes and the Power of Prayer' by Randy Horton, a tale of small town apocalypse that beguiles us with its use of language and narrative. Randy foregoes traditional poetic form and delivers a short, sharp piece of foreboding dark comedy, needing only a few lines to transport us to the world he has created, where the 'sky is darker than Brother Jimmy’s sermon last Sunday'. Below...
Leading spoken word performer Luke Wright has made the Saboteur awards shortlists in three categories, it has been announced after the first round of ...
16th Apr 2019 10:43 am
There’s open mic poetry at Bolton Socialist Club on Sunday 21 April with Bolton Write Out Loud. Your hosts are Jeffarama! and Gordon Zola. Entry is £1...
21st Apr 2019 10:09 am
A sort of mea culpa to start with on this ridiculously lovely Easter Sunday. I’m pretty sure I promised you a guest poet today, and I have her poems a...
21st Apr 2019 12:09 pm
Guest poets Robert Garnham and Annum Salman will be performing along with a great number of open-mic poets over five hours at Poetry Day on Saturday 2...
20th Apr 2019 8:55 am
There's nothing that can't be a good subject for a poem. The hard part is to capture something in such a way that it becomes engaging and meaningful. ...
17th Apr 2019 7:47 am
It was the title that drew me: Amoretti, the name of a sequence of sonnets written by Edmund Spenser to the woman who would become his second wife. It...
17th Apr 2019 7:47 am
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