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.
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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: National Poetry Day 2020on
It’s one of the most enjoyable days of the year, because poetry is almost everywhere and we get to shout about it as much as we like without anybody being able to tell us to stop. Here’s Matt’s latest column for The State of the Arts, on National Poetry Day 2020.
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: Celebrating Yorkshire poetryon
To mark this year’s Yorkshire Day, Matt’s August column for The State of the Arts champions five Yorkshire poets: Toria Garbutt, Kirsty Taylor, Andrew McMillan, Nadine Aisha Jassat and Helen Mort. Click here to read it!
Matt’s TSOTA column: Poetry versus privilegeon
This month, Matt Abbott uses his The State of the Arts column to look at how poetry can help us to understand and navigate privilege, and in particular, white privilege. Have a read of it here.
Matt’s TSOTA column: Poetry making a differenceon
This month’s column celebrates the BBC’s ‘Make a Difference in poetry’ campaign, which saw 40 poets from around England commissioned to pen something about the lockdown. It also features a quick round-up of other online spoken word poetry activity. Click here to read it!