• Creative Corner showcase: Growth

    Although the change in seasons means many animals are going into hibernation and trees are losing their leaves, the approaching end of year can also be a time for personal growth ahead of the new year. This month’s showcase explores ‘growth’, intertwining the natural and human words in poems...
  • Creative Corner showcase: ‘Darkness and light’

    Now the days are getting colder and darker earlier, this month’s theme explores darkness and light. Our poets have explored a variety of interpretations- from spooky Halloween-esque poems to different kinds of darkness.
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  • Poems For Making Sense of Freshers

    Coming to university and being a Fresher is both exhilarating and daunting. Impact’s art editor Lauren offers six poems that encapsulate the experiences of freshers and starting university. Literature has always held a power in using language to express experience and capture what it is to be human. I’ve...
  • Creative Corner Showcase: ‘Chances’

    September's poetry showcase explores chances. Impact's poets have come up with a range of poems: from taking a chance and believing in yourself, taking chances in a relationship or reflecting on the lack of a second chance to save the planet. ...
  • Creative Corner Showcase: ‘Discovery’

    As midpoint of summer, filled by weeks of relaxing, August is rife for making discoveries. Whether discovering new places, people, music, holiday destinations during the summer period, or learning something about yourself. This month’s poems mirror each other: one a discovery of memories at the sight of a person,...
  • Creative Corner: ‘Pride’ Showcase

    To mark the LGBT+ pride celebrations occurring across the UK in July, this month Impact's poetry showcase explores pride with poems submitted by a range of students. Whether inspired by current affairs or personal experience, calling out homophobia or exploring queer desire, the showcase celebrates pride and highlights the...
  • Creative Corner: ‘Transitions’ showcase

    A collection of poems on the theme of ‘transitions’. June marks the end of another academic year and the beginning of summer- weather permitting- as we reach the midpoint of 2019. With so many possibilities for change, this month’s poetry showcase focuses on ‘transitions.’   Arrive The rafters of...