The Poetry Place
The 'Unseen Poetry' pack has now been published. I hope you find it useful.
NEW - a growing number of resources for the new GCSE specs
PLUS - the new Poetry Specifications, a personal response.
The workshop has heaps of resources, including:
Help with A level poetry
Writer at work. Drop in to see what he’s up to at the moment and you can take a look at previous blogs on topics as varied as villanelles to poems in the style of ... Duffy, Armitage, Heaney etc.
The aim is to help you help your students by trying to make the writing process more transparent.
FAQs and FEGs (frequently expressed gripes). How to react when students just ‘don’t get it’? How important are terms like ‘enjambment’? Is it really important to distinguish between similes and metaphors? And so on...
What is poetry? Why do people write it? What do poets say about poetry? All here. New discoveries added regularly.
Different ways of approaching poems, including ‘immersed poems’, found poems and hidden words.
Archived blogsParodies and homages
Topics and themes
Different types of poem