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

Anthony Wilson's always-relevant blog offers up a long list of lifesaving poems.


 Philip Gross in conversation with Devolved Voices

London poet and short story writer David Bryant muses on how to not make a fool of yourself when starting out.

Thirty years after making his debut as Porky the Poet, Phill Jupitus is still protesting. So what’s new in political poetry?

Forward nominated poet Emma Lee shares some thoughts on how and where to best sell your poetry books.

 Katrina Vandenberg offers up methods of ordering your poems for a collection

Helena Nelson blogs about reading submissions and gives a few tips on how to submit to competitions.

Carole Bromley, founder of the York Stanza, describes how she set up the group and what she has learned about making it work.

The Poetry Society's expanding series of fascinating exchanges between Poetry Review editors and contributors,

past and present, as they explore ideas and issues generated by the issue.

Kate Noakes, poet and performer, gives her top tips on how NOT to read at an event: