Phedra Broch disccuses poet and Art In Mancunia 2020 applicant, Tom Branfoot, and his poems ‘Bonfire Night’ and ‘Widowed’
Daisy Culver looks at the confessional poetry of William McCullion- nom de plume Tilda James- which explores the body, gender, mental health and Manchester
Writer Lauren Poole recalls ‘What’s in a Mind?’, a poetry and spoken word evening focusing on mental health
Urussa Malik reviews the Creative Writing Society’s new zine, ‘Truth and Other Associated Works’, edited by Calvin Cheng, Adrian Kanyoli, and Toreh O’Garro
Mia Edwards reviews an intimate night of feminist spoken word performance, reflecting upon the power of mutual support and the sharing of stories
After a report stating that poetry sales are at a record high, Gurnaik Johal takes a look at repeated criticisms of modern poetry
In this edition of Artefact of the Week, Saoirse Akhtar-Farren investigates Lemn Sissay’s ‘Rain’ on the side of Gemini Cafe, Waterloo Road
Sade Omeje interviews Isaiah Hull, a Manchester-based poet and performer, whose debut collection of poetry, ‘Nosebleeds’, is out now.
As part of the Manchester Literature Festival, the Martin Harris Centre welcomed writers Sasha Dugdale and Nick Laird to read from their latest poetry collections
Ana Maria Ortiz reviews Tribe’s Still I Rise at the Lowry
Margherita Concina reviews Contact and Young Identity’s One Mic Stand
Alia Nawaz reviews Akala’s politically-charged book Natives
Art in Mancunia presents an award-winning spoken word poet, languages student Frank Adams, who will wow you with his powerful words and masterfully constructed poetry
Saoirse Akhtar Farren speaks with student artist, Maya Sharp, looking at how her photography reconnects with literary classics and powerful landscapes, in her deeply mysterious photographic series.
American author Mary Oliver has passed away at the age of 83
Urussa Malik review’s the Creative Writing Society’s ‘Too Shy: Open Mic’ event at Chapter One Books in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.
Amy Hagan reviews Terrance Hayes’ ‘American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin’, after he performed at this year’s Manchester Literature Festival.