The Poetics of Play

The [writer] has two courses open to him: either to seek what security and comfort there is for him in past configurations of learning, or to follow his great constructive genius into his own world. — William Carlos Williams, Recognizable Image, 1978   When I enrolled onto the Writing Poetry

Experimental Literature Today

In May 2015, over forty years after its original publication, Philippe Sollers’s ground-breaking novel, H, was published in English for the very first time by Equus Press. As part of Birkbeck’s Arts Week that year, Dr David Vichnar and Professor Louis Armand—editors of Prague-based literary magazine VLAK,—visited the college to

Paper + Wind

 

A Few Words on Writing with the Poetry Book Society

In July I was invited to share some writing and editing advice as part of the Poetry Book Society’s #Poetips video series. Intended to inspire and encourage those entering this year’s PBS/Mslexia Women’s Poetry Prizes (deadline 5pm, 16 September), #Poetips has featured poems and writing tips from a number of

The Art of Clowning

Mick Barnfather is a theatre director, actor and teacher with over 35 years of professional industry experience. He currently leads the first year theatre studies module at the National Centre for Circus Arts in London, and also offers a variety of independent performance-based workshops in subjects ranging from Bouffon and Comedic

Author Interview: Matthew Plumb

Known as the ‘Tree Surgeon Poet,’ Matthew Plumb is an experienced forester and increasing presence on the UK poetry scene whose love and appreciation for the land he lives and works on continues to provide a steady flow of inspiration for his writing. Raised in the Black Mountains, he has

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