What follows is the Jo Bell Method; the method of an immensely, award-winningly disorganised poet who

nonetheless has managed to win awards. Her vast and lofty experience teaches her that the key part of

winning any prize or getting into a journal is this: SEND THE BUGGERS OFF.


How a movement has been misconstrued as a genre

(Chris Gilpin, Canadian Review of Literature and Performance)


2014 has offered further proof, if any were still needed, that poetry blogs are here to stay amid the maelstrom of social media.


After a couple of students used a sonnet to take a swipe at Tesco, the Guardian looks back at the often strained relationship

between poets and superstores.


In Troilus and Criseyde, Chaucer takes risks, breaks laws, invents words and enters the dark.


Grants cut off writers from society, whereas past greats worked as ‘taxi drivers and waiters’ to feed their imaginations, says Horace Engdahl



Creative writing courses aren’t killing literature – sanctimonious rich white tossers are

 Poet, novelist and blogger Tim Clare replies to Horace Engdahl's article