The definition of the word ‘poet’ should really just be the word geek. In looking up the definition of subversion I found it’s original meaning to be: the undermining of the power and authority of an established system or institution. Today, the word is commonly used as shorthand to describe art or acts … Continue reading Magna Carta, Empire and Subversion
Looking at the mesmeric poetry of Ocean Vuong & Kayo Chingonyi Last week, I had the privilege of attending a reading by Ocean Vuong and Kayo Chingonyi – two beautifully tender and adept poets. Before reading from his debut collection Night Sky With Exit Wounds, Ocean spoke a little about reading poetry as an act … Continue reading Reading as Resistance, Dancing As Therapeutic Rebellion
Radiohead. Where to start? I have been listening to this band since early teenage-hood and have yet to tire of their magic. Beyond their musical prowess and ability to craft complicated yet catchy riffs and choruses – it is their lyricism that keeps me hooked. Thom Yorke’s lyrics are like weird fishes, slipping in and … Continue reading The Witching Hour: On Radiohead’s Powerful Lyrics
Discussing ideas around language, self-hood, the meaning of Magna Carta in the modern world, and more, Remi Graves, an ex-maths teacher turned drummer and poet, will be 1215.today’s digital Poet-in-Residence for the next 6 weeks What was the first poem you had a real connection with? Elizabeth Bishop’s ‘To A Tree’ struck a chord with … Continue reading Asking our new Poet-in-Residence the questions that really matter
1215.today, in collaboration with The Poetry School, want to identify a poet for a six-week digital residency with the 1215.today site to begin at the end of April, through May 2017. The chosen poet will receive £1,000. 1215.today commemorates 800 years of the Magna Carta in an online platform that gives young people a space … Continue reading Paid Digital Poetry Residency – Open for Applications!