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
On the 27th October 2018, acclaimed poet and playwright Ntozake Shange died at the age of 70
On the 6th September, the 2017/18 MA Creative Writing class launched The Manchester Anthology VI at HOME. At the event, the writers read small sections of their work, showcasing a wide range of styles, forms and subject matter. Each piece seemed to be completely unique but hearing them read aloud together, it was clear there […]
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.
Anuli Changa reviews ‘Gold From the Stone’, Lemn Sissay performing selected poems from his works
Last week, the 2018 Forward Prizes for Poetry were awarded at the Royal Festival Hall, London. They are the most coveted awards in British poetry, with past winners including Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney and Carol Anne Duffy. This year saw the £10,000 first place prize for Best Collection awarded to 29 year-old Danez Smith, making […]