This week's Poem of the Week is 'Poetry Understands' by Vautaw, a deceptively simple rhyming piece that praises poetry for its ability to understand our 'broken hearts', our 'rainy days' and 'lonely nights'. Here we have poetry as a constant, something to look for when we feel low, when we need it most. We see how poetry can be used as a mirror, to look at ourselves, or to help answer life's great questions.
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...
22nd Apr 2019 10:38 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
Peter Riley is the guest poet at the next Puzzle Poets at the Navigation Inn at Sowerby Bridge, which has been switched from Monday 6 May to Wednesday...
23rd Apr 2019 12:00 am
There's a lot of very wordy poetry these days, but here is a poem of only around 120 words in which every choice is necessary. I recently accepted ano...
23rd Apr 2019 9:46 am
The absorbing poetry of Nicola Jackson in this collection, which jointly won the 2017 Geoff Stevens Memorial Prize, grips the reader’s attention with ...
23rd Apr 2019 12:00 am
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