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Sonnet 167

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

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