After co-winning Stormzy’s publishing imprint’s inaugural New Writers’ Prize, the 25-year-old is gearing up for the release of her debut poetry collection – an urgent book about identity, ancestry and history.
Youth activist and politician Athian Akec speaks to Caleb Femi about 'Poor' – a poetry collection exploring the strife and joys of young Black boys in 21st century Peckham.
In the Black British poetry scene, a new generation of young voices are making sure their experiences are heard.
A young wordsmith fascinated by American culture, John Cooper Clarke couldn’t wait to get to New York. Today, the 70-year-old poet looks back on his time there – from the performances to the drugs.
The poet’s secret artistic talents are unearthed for a new show at Washington D.C’s Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.
In 'Whitman, Alabama,' Jennifer Crandall mixes documentary and poetry to introduce a radical idea: we should all get to know one another a little better.
Was the Beat Generation just one big sausage party? Or were there women writers too? Bill Cotter celebrates the repressed female voices of 1950s America.
Ketty Nivyabandi was a little-known Burundian poet until she led a dangerous protest against her country's president. But becoming an unlikely leader meant having to flee for her life. Now she's campaigning from afar.
Artist Rubén Fuentes takes us on a poetic and philosophical journey through his creative process.
LA rapper Busdriver is doing hip hop his own way: self-managing a slow-burning but immensely credible career.
Jalal Mansur Nuriddin aka Lightnin' Rod's pivotal album Hustler's Convention set the template for hip hop to come.
Poet Aaron Fagan speaks to Commune Editions, a radical poetry press formed during the Occupy, anti-tuition fee and Black Lives Matter protests in California's Bay Area.