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Culture Literature

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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Creative Writing Culture Literature

Yellow

Our love is yellow. Yellow like the evening sun, like it’s amber rays that filter through our fingertips, that gleam off of camera lenses, and splatter the earth in a shimmering paint. Our love is yellow, Yellow like ripe peaches left in the summer heat, Like drops of butter and honey and marmalade on toast. […]

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Creative Writing Culture Literature

Piano

The grand  piano stands in the middle of the room directly between me and you.              And all the things  unsaid lie there among the keys.           Only spoken if we  sit                               side    by         side […]

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Culture Literature

Poem of the week: ‘The Shout’ by Simon Armitage

We went outinto the school yard together, me and the boywhose name and face I don’t remember. We were testing the rangeof the human voice:he had to shout for all he was worth I had to raise an armfrom across the divide to signal backthat the sound had carried. He called from over the park […]

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Culture Literature

Edinburgh set to host ‘Cities of Literature’ Conference

Edinburgh is set to host the UNESCO ‘Cities of Literature’ conference in 2024, marking 20 years since it was named the world’s first City of Literature in 2004 as the founding member. It is a title that was thought up in Edinburgh by members of the City of Literature trust.   Edinburgh was named as a […]

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Fringe Spoken Word

Fringe 2022: Luke Wright, ‘The Remains of Logan Dankworth’ Review

I wasn’t sure what to expect from poet Luke Wright; I had never seen poetry performed live before. I wasn’t sure if I’d need to click my fingers or sit in silence, but what followed in the next hour, sat inside the small yet intimate venue of Pleasance Above, can only be described as the […]

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Comedy Fringe Spoken Word

Fringe 2022: Alok Review

A beautifully written, honest performance that holds up a mirror to society and asks profound questions about the human condition.

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Culture Literature

Event review: Discussion on Virtual and Other Realities at Push The Boat Out

A ‘Discussion on Virtual and Other Realities’ seemed like the perfect event to go to as I tried to wrap my head around some reading on NFTs, and how a cryptopunk now sells for millions of dollars. How is this relevant to reviewing a poetry festival? We’ll get to that in a bit. Last week, […]