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Spotlight: Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde: self-described “black, lesbian, feminist, socialist, mother, warrior, poet”. It’s fair to say Lorde knew thyself. Self-actualisation was at the heart of her life’s work, from her upbringing in…

In conversation with Luke Wright: poet, theatremaker, performer

At the forefront of the spoken word scene stands Luke Wright. For nearly 25 years he has captivated audiences with his deep lyricism and his sharp yet witty commentary on…

James Fenton’s ‘The Skip’: A Poem that Changed my Life

Firstly, I must apologise for misleading you slightly. The title of this piece suggests that it is about a poem that has changed my life. This would be an over-dramatic…

Poetry Collection Review: Emblem by Lucy Mercer

“I go deep into my instincts / But domestication pulls me back,” mutters Lucy Mercer in Mirror. This poem is a snapshot of this collection’s overarching themes: domestic motherhood and…

Poem Review: Philip Larkin’s ‘Spring’

April is a deceiving month. Skies are often clear, but the cold may still pinch if you dare leave the house in shorts. However, despite the temperamental weather, it is…

Top 3 Poetry Collections

We’ve all been in a reading slump at one time or another. Honestly, as deadlines ramp up and exam season looms, I find myself in one now. I come home…

Poem of the Week: Never From Concentrate

The sun’s my favourite jewel of all. I’m jealous; the plants that take you in to breathe. That whisper underneath your feet It’s love, sure, its chemical too, Juice, never…

Storms and Nature in Literature

The literary relationship between storms and power is wonderful and fascinating. It links back to the fragility of what it means to be human. A frequent symbol of danger in…