Penned in the Margins

Contemporary poetry does not always receive the critical and popular engagement it deserves, indeed requires. The Battle of Ideas seeks to right this wrong; scoping new directions, stamping at the boundaries of literary culture and, as ever, refusing to avoid areas of controversy and difficulty. Penned in the Margins is proud to support The Battle of Ideas.


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"Taking part in the Battle of Ideas is like putting your brain in a pencil sharpener. It works better as a result."
George Brock, Saturday Editor, The Times