In his latest monthly spoken word column for The State of the Arts, Matt Abbott argues that poetry from Gaza would be far more beneficial in the classroom than poetry from 2018. You can read the column here.
Matt’s TSOTA column: Insta sessions have kept me afloaton
This month’s spoken word column for The State of The Arts reflects on nearly a year of weekly Insta sessions, and how they’ve been one of the few things keeping Matt Abbott afloat during the pandemic. You can read it here.
Matt’s TSOTA column: Poetry in a post-COVID worldon
As we approach the one-year anniversary that absolutely nobody wanted, Matt’s latest column for The State of the Arts looks at how well poetry is placed to flourish in a post-COVID world. You can read it here.
Matt’s TSOTA column: 10 poets for LGBT History Monthon
Matt’s first spoken word column of 2021 champions 10 poets for LGBT History Month 2021. You can read it at The State of the Arts here!
Matt’s TSOTA column: Poetry in schoolson
Following last month’s controversial GCSE poetry row, Matt Abbott looks at the state of poetry in British schools, and how a well-needed change could be on the horizon. Click here to have a read.
Matt’s TSOTA column: Poetry on vinylon
This month’s ‘LIVEwire’ column follows on from a discussion in Roaring 20s Radio episode two, and looks at the joy of listening to poetry on vinyl – which as you know features two massive Nymphs & Thugs releases. You can read it here.
Matt’s TSOTA column: Self-care in the roaring ’20son
On the back of a General Election disaster immediately followed by the festive period, his month’s ‘LIVEwire’ column looks at poetry’s power when it comes to self-care and mental well-being. You can read it here.
Matt’s TSOTA column: The political poets to take us through these dark dayson
This month’s spoken word poetry column for The State of the Arts looks at the political poets to take us through these dark days, and the importance of political poetry in general.
Matt looks at the work of Jess Green and Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan, as well as sharing videos from our very own Kevin P. Gilday and Luke Wright. You can read it here.
Matt’s TSOTA column: Don’t Touch Me, I’m a Real LIVEwireon
New month, new column. Following last week’s announcement of our biggest series of ‘LIVEwire’ events to date, I’ve written in The State of The Arts to give an insight into why I’m so passionate about these events, and the sort of thing that you can expect from them.
The column is here – so please have a read and then share! Ta very much.