poetry

Hussain Manawer: ‘From sadness, I created beautiful things’
mental health

Hussain Manawer: ‘From sadness, I created beautiful things’

Hussain Manawer suffered depression after he lost his mum in 2017. On this week’s BetterPod, he explains how he rediscovered hope.

The Kids by Hannah Lowe review: Poetry that sings from the page
Book reviews

The Kids by Hannah Lowe review: Poetry that sings from the page

This award winning collection explores then world of teaching in inner city London with empathy and insight.

Read this exclusive poem about homelessness by Ian McMillan
Books

Read this exclusive poem about homelessness by Ian McMillan

The poem, titled A Shakespearean Sonnet About Doors, paints a haunting picture of what life without a home can look like.

Benjamin Zephaniah hails the rising tide of poetry in lockdown
Books

Benjamin Zephaniah hails the rising tide of poetry in lockdown

Michael Rosen: ‘We never know when, why or how we might become a refugee’
Books

Michael Rosen: ‘We never know when, why or how we might become a refugee’

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John Bird: Let poetry be the answer to these troubled political times
Books

John Bird: Let poetry be the answer to these troubled political times

To mark our new Arctic Monkeys exclusive interview, we’ve picked out some of our best band and musician interviews from the past, featuring Arctic Monkeys (2018), When Jarvis met Bowie, The Specials, Debbie Harry and more. Sign up to our mailing list to receive your free digital copy.