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Poetry’s premature obituary, Arts

Poetry’s premature obituary

This weekend, I was surprised to learn from an opinion piece in The Independent that “poetry is dying”. I was even more surprised to discover, in the following line, that “[actually], it’s pretty dead already for all intents and purposes.”

By | Arts | Monday, 4 February 2013 at 2:07 pm

Estate agents and poetry make a perfect fit, Property

Estate agents and poetry make a perfect fit

Bringing poetry to the streets of E17

By | Property | Monday, 10 September 2012 at 1:34 pm

As England plays host to the largest Shakespeare festival in history, are the Bard’s works wholly relevant in this modern age?, Arts

As England plays host to the largest Shakespeare festival in history, are the Bard’s works wholly relevant in this modern age?

Sex, lies and betrayal hardly seem unfamiliar to the morning headlines, yet can we really say that in constructing his plays around them, these themes were a pre-emptive suggestion from Shakespeare that our society (and lives) will forever be dominated by such things?

By | Arts, Notebook | Wednesday, 18 July 2012 at 4:00 am

Poetry – Trailer, Film

Poetry – Trailer

A Cannes Film Festival winner and favourite, Lee Chang-dong’s Poetry is raw and unsentimental and features a masterclass performance by Jeong-Hie Yun as Mija at its centre.

By | Film | Monday, 1 August 2011 at 6:00 am

Poetry and the tyranny of relevance, Battle of Ideas

Poetry and the tyranny of relevance

For decades the world of poetry has been simultaneously lamenting the supposed demise of its impact on society, and having an internal discussion about whether poetry still has any relevance in the modern world.

By | Battle of Ideas, Eagle Eye | Friday, 12 November 2010 at 6:00 am

Manchester – Disgustingly Beautiful

Sick on doorsteps Clothes strewn Grey sky piss wet through Slobs and slags and me and you Grime bridge Dirty water Shit floating character And I an amateur Empty tunnel Shagging spot Pick up the pace This is your lot McDonald's Junky No gigs here Station announcement On the beer Rain still pours Out of [...]

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 23 March 2010 at 12:33 pm

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