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.
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
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
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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