Sonny Hall’s poetic success has come seemingly out of nowhere: his debut collection, published in April 2019, went on to sell over 1.5 thousand copies within its first few months of release. But what is it about this new collection which has attracted so many, and what does it mean for poetry in a modern age?
One of the focal points of Joe Biden’s inauguration was Amanda Gorman and the poem she performed, The Hill We Climb. As the inaugural poet, Gorman presented her piece with an eloquence that summarised a hope for a nation that still has time to change.
In her poetry ‘scrapbook’, Useless Magic, Florence Welch – lead singer of beloved indie rock band Florence & the Machine – tells us she doesn’t know what makes a song a song or a poem a poem, that “they have started to bleed into each other”.
There are many ways the World Wildlife Fund flagship Choices campaign video goes against the grain of advertising. For one thing, it isn’t trying to sell anything (in fact, it wants us to consume less). Everything about Choices invokes the theme of change.
by Rachel C-Potter In a 2013 Button Poetry slam event held in Madison, Wisconsin, Neil Hilborn performed the poem that after going viral catapulted him to fame, landing him a contract as […]
By Oliver James Whilst our understanding of the power of constraint on creativity might be relatively modern, constrained writing is no new concept. Consider, for example, the popularity of Haikus or Shakespeare’s sonnets. […]
by Emily McKinney When Kanye West told us that he “missed the old Kanye” did he really mean the old Kanye? Or did he mean the old, old Kanye – the nineteenth-century […]
Let’s look at Personal Ads differently. Not as despondent pleas full of acronyms and cliches, but as literature, tiny poems. Look at them as the entirety of a person and everything they […]
A discussion on modern publishing with FEM Press founder Georgia Mitchell. When she came across poetry collective 4 BROWN GIRLS WHO WRITE, Georgia knew she’d found what she was looking for. She […]
Micah MacKay Twitter: @micahmackay The digital age is upon us. Every day, our eyes flick from phone to computer to television screen. Technology is now ingrained into our society, permeating nearly every […]