Friday, January 21, 2022
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As the smoke burns down to my fingers

To blink a bloodshot world away And drink in rough, and burn, and heat Until she comes to kiss the dark.

Haute Kosher: To life, l’chaim

"We must not live in fear; we must live so vibrantly that if we are taken again, we will have left our mark, so that even after our death, we will live."

Breathing in stanzas: The Slam poetry of Women of Colour

Poetry as a digital experience is how I first came to know verse. I pored through the endless bank of videos on Button Poetry’s...

The composition of a narrator: Ralph Fiennes’ performance of T. S....

'Our narrator’s tone of voice sways between the revelatory and the didactic, the divine and the desperate, so that our first job is to work out whether we are watching a man or a god.'

They Always Knew (after Daddy)

I weep like a child, despised, licking my wounds, the very dog you slew, forever, forever, the wandering Jew.

Eve

Go, then - O girl, O derivative of...

‘[I]n spring the soil swells’: Poetry’s favourite season through the ages

Spring has been extolled in poetry perhaps more than any other season. Since antiquity, poets have associated spring with growth and celebration making their poems are a joy to read this time of year.

Fantasy: medieval European influences and alternatives

Faeries, elves, centaurs, wizards, dragons. In its purest form, fantasy is one of the most ancient literary genres, and fantastical elements can be found...

In Conversation with Catherine Cohen

There’s only one Catherine Cohen. It’s something you realise about five minutes into watching her perform — she’s just burped. “I’m sorry,” she says nonchalantly,...

Books I’m Reading this Ramadan

'Ramadan is a highlight of the Islamic calendar and involves a month of self-reflection and improvement as well as abstinence from food and water. Gaining knowledge is hugely celebrated within Islam, and with more time on my hands not eating or drinking, this spiritual month is the perfect opportunity to learn something new.'