So, you’ve read Rupi Kaur – here’s who you should be reading next. Rosie Featherstone Rupi Kaur has been described by many as a publishing phenomenon, and rightly so. Her poems, initially […]
Lecturer in English and Creative Industries at the University of York.
I met the poet Joseph Marinus in front of a graffiti portrait of William Shakespeare. He sits on a foldable garden chair in front of a frayed blanket laden with multi-coloured A-5 […]
Lois Rushworth Everyone has a favourite childhood book, and I am no different. I first discovered Ingo when I seven years old; when I went to my local library one afternoon. As […]
Jonathan Tait Sharing a space with prestigious literati is always special. To hold audience with Michael Longley at a Writers at York event on the 12th of October was transcendent. Heightened by […]
Katie Houston It was six months before UCAS deadlines and I was trying to perfect and polish my personal statement which was actually to study medicine. For the past four years I […]
Ellie Fells Why do we have this strange insistence on reading being a quiet activity? From the age of about 5 children are more or less forced to read in silence, a […]
Ellie Fells Hanging above my desk is a framed photo of my gappy-teethed, wonky-frindged, ten-year-old-self, proudly stood next to my all-time hero. With her bright white hair and silver jewellery, Jacqueline Wilson […]