Utopian: A poem by Alicia Ostriker

“beneath the city they have buried certain words which can never be spoken again” On days where I get no human email correspondences, I can rely on poets.org’s Poem A Day to provide me with inspiration and entertainment (sign up to their mailing list here). This poem, Utopian, was emailed round on April 22nd 2016  ( … Continue reading Utopian: A poem by Alicia Ostriker

Which way to Utopia? Exploring a positive vision for the future

The word ‘utopia’ dates back to 1516, but it seems that recently we’ve lost our ability to be positive about the future  I had planned, in the run up to the very real election (taking place this Thursday, unless you’re voting conservative in which case remember to vote on Friday 9th), to focus on all … Continue reading Which way to Utopia? Exploring a positive vision for the future

Tender, Powerful & Poignant: Robert Montgomery’s visual poetry

This contemporary artist is best known for his billboard style, one line poems, which he displays in public spaces. Beyond the tenderness of his one liners, the deliberate way his work is positioned outside of normal ‘gallery spaces’ means that people take must take a moment when they encounter his work, whether they were expecting … Continue reading Tender, Powerful & Poignant: Robert Montgomery’s visual poetry

Hail to the Haiku: Re-formatting Magna Carta

  Clause 40 We will not sell, or deny, or delay right or justice to any-   Confused as to what you’re reading? Clause 40 is one of the most referred to clauses in Magna Carta: ‘We will not sell, or deny, or delay right or justice to anyone’. The foundation of the US Bill … Continue reading Hail to the Haiku: Re-formatting Magna Carta

Hallelujah Money; A Psychedelic Journey Through Our Obsession with Money

Gorillaz new music video absolutely nails our materialistic society  Virtual superband Gorillaz have released a new album, Humanz. The first track off the album is ‘Hallelujah Money’ featuring Benjamin Clementine, it is an eery parody of our materialistic society. Watch the video below, what words would you use to describe how it made you feel? … Continue reading Hallelujah Money; A Psychedelic Journey Through Our Obsession with Money