Requeering poetry for Pride
Over centuries, LGBT+ history in the arts has been hidden. Kevin Childs looks at the stories erased by language, historians, book burnings or, worse, by silence
Joy Harjo becomes first Native American to be made US poet laureate
'This country is in need of deep healing. We’re in a transformational moment in national history and earth history'
Janet Paisley: Poet and true defender of the Scots language
When the breakdown of her marriage made her a single mother, she turned to creative writing as a flexible means of supporting her family
Ntozake Shange: Writer who broke race and gender barricades in the US
In nearly 50 plays, novels, children’s books, and poetry and essay collections, she established herself as one of the most distinctive voices in American letters
World Poetry Day: 28 of poetry's most powerful lines ever written
Featuring selected works from the likes of T.S. Eliot, Neruda, Margaret Atwood, Walt Whitman, and Wilfred Owen
Claribel Alegria: Poet born into turmoil of Central American politics
Before she was a year old her family had to flee Nicaragua for El Salvador having fallen foul of the Americans stationed there – politics became the very lifeblood of her poetry and prose
'Angry' play about controversial TTIP trade deal opens in Bradford
The Deal Versus the People 'examines how we are affected by neo-liberal trade deals in a poetic way'