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.
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 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!
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.
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!