It’s National Poetry Day today! Celebrate by reading an old favourite or trying a poet you haven’t experienced before!
Today is World Poetry Day so it’s a great time to re-read your favourite poem or discover something new! We asked our staff members what their favourite poems were. Some of us had a difficult time choosing, but we hope you enjoy them!
The Start-Up Lounge is hosting an exhibition by Norfolk artist Danny Keen to celebrate Black History Month- you can find details, plus a full program of events here. It’s also Dyslexia Awareness Week, so we’re shining a spotlight on “Britain’s most filmed, photographed, and identifiable poet”, Benjamin Zephaniah.
Eleanor has read this QUICK READ as part of the Six Book Challenge. For the Six Book Challenge, I challenged myself to read books entirely from the QUICK READS and EXPRESS FICTION sections of the Information Store. My first Six Book Challenge book is Wish You Were Here (And I Wasn’t): A Book of Poems and… Continue reading Book Review: Wish You Were Here (And I Wasn’t)
Sunday 25th January is Burns Night, when Scottish people drink whiskey, eat haggis, and celebrate the work of poet Robert ‘Rabbie’ Burns. Many of Burns’ poems are written in the Scots language or Scots dialect (much like Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting!) and can be difficult to read in another accent! Instead, we are reviewing The World’s… Continue reading Book Review: The World’s Wife
Today it is Remembrance Day, and at 11 o’clock on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, people across Britain will be holding two minutes of silence to remember soldiers who have died. Remembrance Day was originally called Armistice Day (which is still celebrated on the same day), and started to mark the signing of… Continue reading Book Review: Frightful First World War
November might mean fireworks and winter woollens for most people, but for hundreds of thousands of writers around the world, it also means a month of no-holds-barred creativity.