Old Skool
Tina Sederholm: Old Skool

Tina Sederholm: Old Skool

It’s an old story, but poetry didn’t mean much to me at school. I loved English Literature, but poetry was just something you had to write an essay about. Weirdly though, I did write poetry for myself. I found an old green notebook the other day. The cover fell off because it had become so...
Becoming a Spinebreaker – Lily Dessau

Becoming a Spinebreaker – Lily Dessau

Lily Dessau tells Shake the Dust how UK organisation Spinebrakers crew give young people aged 13-18 in the UK a platform for their voice and celebrates the love of words..Way back in 2007, my English teacher suggested sending a piece of creative writing for the chance to be involved in something English-related. Little did I...
Keiran Jones: "Old School"

Keiran Jones: “Old School”

I can remember being about 10 years old and we had a poetry workshop in school with a guy whose name slips my mind. But at the age of 10, names are unimportant. I just remember him being very tall and eccentric with greying, red hair and glasses that looked like they could have been...