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Poem of the Week: ‘Untitled’ by Patrizia Cavalli

Patrizia Cavalli invites you to consume her poetry with these somewhat strange six verses: Someone told meof course my poemswon’t change the world. I say yes of coursemy poemswon’t change the world. The poem with no official title—as Cavalli tends to skip the titles —is the first one in a collection playfully called “My Poems […]

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The Inner Life of an Ordinary Closet

Everyday, closets are open and shut, with their doors swinging to the hurried push and pull gestures of the hands. I have always only cast cursory glances at my closet—always relegating it to the lowest rungs on the list of things that deserve my attention. Today, feeling particularly adventurous, I decided to look into it—only […]

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Agnes Török at the Scottish Poetry Library

From lyrics written in protest of the Church by William Blake, to the haunting depictions of 9-11 by Michael Burch, poetry has always been intertwined with social commentary and political activism. Indeed the voice of a poet is never just for the individual: it speaks from and to the masses.  This is was the message […]