Articles about 'poetry'

Challenging the Church’s menstrual shaming with poetry

Sharon Jagger investigates period shaming in the Church of England

Guest Blogger // 28 April 2018

Categories: Blog

All at sea

Sophie Mayer is swept away by Drift, Caroline Bergvall's latest poetry collection

Sophie Mayer // 26 August 2014

Categories: Books, Spoken Word

Me and the rabbit

I can never get you clean enough In slippered morning manic Indulging the precarious We straddle porcelain Me and the rabbit Straining necks to check Meringue stiff stucco Egg white whiskered This is not the view we wished for A rusty plug holed whore My Hitchcock retrospective Dizzy with psychobabble Down there all is wet and slick Loose gloop staining all For a second balance falters Imagine the catastrophe Alone and foetally deprived Split skull - bleeding into tap Flushed away with the coffee dregs Metallic stopper Silenced.

Isadora Vibes // 6 July 2014

Categories: Blog

Call for poetry submissions: Furies

Calling all poets! A guest post by For Books' Sake, who are calling for self-identified women writers to take on the mantle of the Furies and right the wronged.

Guest Blogger // 12 February 2014

Categories: Blog

New review: Demand the Impossible!

Swedish singer-songwriter Jenny Wilson has spoken of a longing to make music that “talks straight to the stomach”. Marta Owczarek listens to her latest album and finds a sound that...

Holly Combe // 27 November 2013

Categories: Blog

To the riot, the survival and the fight

Swedish singer-songwriter Jenny Wilson has spoken of a longing to make music that "talks straight to the stomach". Marta Owczarek listens to her latest album and finds a sound that is decidedly more aggressive than her previous work

Marta Owczarek //

Categories: Music, Reviews

Guest post: The power of protest

With a memorial planned for the 200th anniversary in August 2019, The Peterloo Massacre is an atrocity that should never be forgotten. This guest post from J. T. Rattray reflects on an edition of The Culture Show about Maxine Peake's performance of Shelley's landmark poem on Peterloo at Manchester's International Festival last month

Holly Combe // 29 August 2013

Categories: Blog

‘Time to become angry again’: Poems for Pussy Riot

This collection of poems and artwork joins a global chorus of support for Pussy Riot. Fran Allfrey is invigorated

Fran Allfrey // 18 October 2012

Categories: Books

A Riot of Pussy poetry!

Sophie Mayer introduces ebook Catechism: Poems for Pussy Riot, an international anthology available from English PEN. It’s been assembled in three weeks to celebrate Pussy Riot and raise awareness of...

Guest Blogger // 28 September 2012

Categories: Blog

Actual headline

The Daily Telegraph keeps it classy with a blog post headlined “Ted Hughes’s pain will never be intense enough for the Sylvia Plath harpies”.

Jess McCabe // 9 October 2010

Categories: Blog

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