Let’s see what’s on offer in the midst of the Doom And Gloom (aka News) today, then.
Jaspreet Kaur, secondary school teacher by profession, slam poet by passion, here is a voice for inspiring women and affecting social change. Beautiful, beautiful words.
A long, informative read about Osip Mandelstam and how it was to be a poet under Stalin’s regime.
Monica Payne brings Wislawa Szymborska’s poetry to the stage.
The Stratford Poetry Festival is coming up soon; here’s some of the things to look forward to.
And finally, have you read/heard of In Praise Of Air by Simon Armitage? This is a poem that has been printed on a material that purifies its surroundings using catalytic oxidation – so if anyone tries to claim science can’t be poetic: wrong! The poem is now being auctioned off to raise money for lung disease in the UK.
I hope your weeks are going well!