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Posts Tagged ‘poetry’

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Sonnet 167

Food Editor Ellie Gibbs takes up poetry for her review of literary-themed Didsbury restaurant, Volta

Two Catalan poets

Tamara Stanton heads to Instituto Cervantes in Deansgate to hear Catalan poets Josep Lluίs Aguiló and Manuel Forcano read from their newly published anthology

My postmodern friend

You’re always there but never quite here. Letters flow through your veins as you breath rhetoric; your heart an amalgam of emojis I sit… waiting… watching… … anticipating the response… My solitude satiated with interaction, I’m no longer sure if I am ever alone. And I wonder… what makes you different from the other skeletons […]

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Quincey, drugs, and excess

Benjamin Mortimer takes a look at the 19th Century essayist Thomas de Quincey’s view of drug culture, highlighting parallels with the present day

Warsan Shire at 'Reclaiming the Feminine Voice'. Photo: royafrisoc @Flickr

Book Editor Yasmin Mannan investigates how the Young London Poet Laureate, Warsan Shire, has been exposing the suffering of refugees through the written word for years