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poetry

POETRY SPOTLIGHT: Lauren Jones

Who are you? Driven by musical and literary pursuits alike, I was drawn to poetry as a means of freedom and communication. Love, as Seen in a 1920s Setting I "Love is not love, Which alters when it alteration finds--" II Come twilight, I…

POETRY SPOTLIGHT: Hanna Abi Akl

Who are you? Lebanese-English writer. Poet. Novelist. Looking to stay drunk on words. Where can we read more from you? hannaabiakl.wordpress.com Outcast Always on the receiving end Of brutal beat downs And scathing attacks Handed down to me…

POETRY SPOTLIGHT: Jerrod Schwarz

Who are you? Jerrod is the co-founder of Driftwood Press. His work has appeared in HOOT, The Fem, and many others. He lives in Florida. He hates sweating. It's an ongoing issue. Where else can we find you? driftwoodpress.net Let's Prepare…

9 Most Anticipated Books of 2017

After the political and social disaster that was last year, I think 2017 is trying to be good to us by giving us plenty of new literature to stick our noses into. There are some big names hitting bookshelves over the next twelve months, as…

POETRY SPOTLIGHT: Jeffrey Endsley

Who are you? A high school student who loves writing stories and poems. Some Days Some days I would hear footsteps closer to me, And when I woke up I saw that human again, controlling me. Some days another human was next to the other,…

John Fante: The Man Who Made Bukowski

“Los Angeles, give me some of you! Los Angeles come to me the way I came to you, my feet over your streets, you pretty town I loved you so much, you sad flower in the sand, you pretty town!” In Charles Bukowski’s book Women, there is a…

Spoken Word Spotlight – Harry Baker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxGWGohIXiw There are many cliche views about students that persist in modern day British culture. That we drink too much, smoke too much and have little to offer the world apart from 2:2 degrees in Media…

How To Get Involved in Local Poetry

Poetry at first glance is not the easiest scene to get into. Going to an open-mic with your poetry is an incredibly tough thing to do, and often feels like going to a student house party with a crate of non-alcoholic beer and a copy of…

POETRY SPOTLIGHT: Marisa Orton

Who are you? Born in England and raised in France, Marisa Orton is a bilingual science student whose greatest passion in life is writing. She is now 17 and loves learning languages, playing tennis matches and the clarinet. Any links?…

POETRY SPOTLIGHT: Natalie Passant

Who are you? I'm a 22 year old Open University graduate (English Literature and Creative Writing). Anything else we should know? My favourite thing when writing at school was finding a word appearing in my head, that seemed to fit what I…

POETRY SPOTLIGHT: Samuel Allen

Who are you? I am a 17 year old student of Politics, History, and Literature with a passion for writing and reading. Any links for us to look at? www.manycoloursblog.wordpress.com Painted in Many Colours We are all, to an extent, The same.…

POETRY SPOTLIGHT: Krista S Clark

Who are you? Krista has just burst onto the poetry scene and is anticipating her first publication in the upcoming, "Dandelion In a Vase of Roses" anthology, by world renowned poet & editor, Michael Lee Johnson. Country Girl I stumbled…