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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
In this month’s spoken word column for The State of the Arts, Nymphs & Thugs founder Matt Abbott declares poetry as being the official language of lockdown. Inspiration from Salena Godden, Erin Bolens and more. Click here to read it.
This month, Matt Abbott looks at how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the spoken word poetry scene in the UK and beyond. Click here to read the column.
This month’s ‘LIVEwire’ spoken word poetry column in The State of the Arts sees Matt Abbott shine a spotlight on ten of his favourite female poets, to mark International Women’s Day 2020. Click here to have a read!
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.