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Persian poetry with Shahzad Bashir

This week, Danièle talks to Shahzad Bashir about the absolutely massive tradition of medieval Persian poetry, what it has in common with modern hip-hop, and its impact on Persian culture from the Middle Ages to today.Shahzad Bashir is a…

Obituary of Jean Kenward | Poetry

My mother, Jean Kenward, who died at the age of 102, was a poet whose work, both for children and for adults, has been published in numerous anthologies. She also wrote children's stories; the Ragdolly Anna series (1979-87) was dramatized…

What is prose poetry? | riot book

This content contains affiliate links. When you purchase through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. If you just stared at the title of this article in complete confusion, you are not alone. At first glance,…

Ebb & Flow: the poetry of Deja Rae

Already Rae has been keeping a diary for as long as she can remember. It wasn't until a spontaneous conversation with her roommate that she decided to start sharing her words with the world. Since its inception two years ago, his…