“UC What You’ve Done” – #NationalPoetryDay Reader Contribution

Today, Thursday 4th October 2018, is National Poetry Day. National Poetry Day was founded in 1994 by The Charity Forward Arts Foundation, whose mission is to celebrate excellence in poetry and increase its audience. Everyone is invited to join in, whether by organising events, displays, competitions or by simply posting favourite lines of poetry on Continue Reading

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The poem that sums up Foodbanks and Universal Credit in a nutshell

Foodbanks and Universal Credit are never far from the headlines. Usually it’s report  blasting the government’s flagship welfare policy or the latest figures showing that foodbank use has rocketed. Like her previous poems Nicola Tiffin is explaining current events through poetry and this one covers the entire debacle of Universal Continue Reading

We need to talk about CMV -Me, My Boy & CMV

Cytomegalovirus (sy·toe·MEG·a·low·vy·rus) commonly called CMV, is a common virus that is generally harmless to people with healthy immune systems. However pregnant women who haven’t been exposed to CMV are at risk of passing it to their unborn child should they come into contact with it. Here is my latest poem Continue Reading

Don’t judge what you cannot see – A poem on hidden disabilities

This is a poem by Nicola Tiffin on hidden disabilities. She wants to raise awareness of hidden disabilities through alternative methods. Enjoy.   Don’t judge what you cannot see When you look at me what do you see? Someone able bodied just like you. But I hide something you cannot Continue Reading

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