• Creative Corner: ‘Decisions’ Showcase

    May is a month of decisions for many, especially as the coursework deadlines draw to a close. As many students look for internships, and others towards graduation, it’s a time of change. With this in mind, it felt only appropriate to put together a showcase on the theme of...
  • Creative Corner: ‘Tomfoolery’ Showcase

    As Easter (and assessments…) draw near, it felt appropriate to indulge in a little bit of silly behaviour, a pinch of tomfoolery, to wave away the deadline blues. So this month, we made tomfoolery our theme, and our fabulous poets once again delivered.   As Spring Falls Funny, you-...
  • Creative Corner: Small Spaces by Emily Mae

    When I read that the national average is a size 16 Like we’re all statistics in a clothing regime That I’m three sizes short of, but still considered by some as ‘fat’ For my wide hips and lack of a thigh gap I question why I care, but can’t...
  • The History of Valentine’s Day

    It can seem like February 14th is a day when love and romance are capitalised on and red and pink hearts are absolutely everywhere, but Valentine’s Day has a much more storied history than you might think. The roots of this annual celebration are a little unclear, but most...
  • Creative Corner – ‘Sonnet’ Showcase

    As it’s February we thought we’d go a bit old school this month and make the theme ‘sonnets’ in time for Valentine’s day. The theme is used in the loosest sense of the word with our poems either using the common form of the sonnet and others the focus...
  • Creative Corner: Snow

    I opened the shaking white door and saw a cream white blanket of Snow perched on the cold, shivering ground. I saw a painter, painting the dark sky into a fresh white one. A blanket of snow wanted me to step on it: I imagined it would take me...
  • Interview – Charlotte Lunn

    Nottingham’s thriving poetry scene is a melting pot for local poets, drawing in performers from neighbouring cities and beyond, including the magical Charlotte Lunn. After her performance at Hockley Hustle, I caught up with Charlotte to chat all things poetry and spoken word. Q: You’ve performed at a range of...