Poetry in the Age of Zoom

Zoë Brigley reports on the possibilities and challenges of new technologies Talking to the Paris Review in 1982, Philip Larkin tells of his deep disdain for poetry readings, claiming that they ruin the …

What Anansi Taught Me

Marvin Thompson reflects on the competing demands of creativity, community and activism in the year of the pandemic. In Wales, the first COVID-19 lockdown stretched from March to July, 2020. As …

The Changing Mountain

Stephen Sexton on the mutable parameters of elegy Hail starts its patter and John joins me in the gazebo. I don’t know John, but we will talk, and thereafter nod hello …

The Benefit of the Doubt

Joey Connolly on the poems – and ways of reading – that inspire trust ‘It is more shameful to distrust your friends than be deceived by them’ – François de La Rochefoucauld, …

Sing It Again

Karen Solie writes about poetry in the age of climate crisis I In his 1965 memoir The Road Across Canada, Irish-born and Alberta-raised novelist Edward McCourt lamented the country’s excesses: ‘Too much …

The Ethics of Perspective by Will Harris

Will Harris on poetry and the moral subject ‘Perspective’ makes me think of the art class in which we were taught to draw a tree-lined path. I had to pick …

Wildly Unmothered by Daisy Lafarge

Dear Rachel, I hope this finds you well and you don’t mind my getting in touch. We met briefly in February in Tucson – I was visiting with my partner …

Thank You for Your Honesty by Sophie Collins

A response to digital prints, animations and texts by Niamh Riordan 1) To disturb reality using its own means and not a subjective interpretation thereof presenting the viewer with an …

The Tempest by Isobel Dixon

After Sarah Pickstone’s painting The Tempest Don’t we all want a green and pure ferocity, the lashing rain to make us naked to ourselves. Thwarted, aslant against our lives, lean …