Welcome to Trevor's P O E T R Y P L A C E
The aim of the
POETRY PLACE is to help with the teaching, understanding and enjoyment
By the way, what IS poetry? Is it anything that isn't prose? See: Thoughts masquerading as poems...
What you can find in the Poetry Place:
WORKSHOP - Full of poetry resources NEW: Ghazal by Mimi Khalvati
The workshop has heaps of resources, including
Revising for GCSE.
Help with A level poetry
Creative ideas for KS3 (and KS2)
Lots of resources on poems and poets requested by YOU
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.
A place to share your poems and students’ poems. Our Poetry Doctor and Verse Nurse will help out with advice and comments. Send your pupils' poetry, please - to firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Go to the Workshop and follow the link in the 'General' section.
Unlocking Poetry at KS4 - Great help with GCSE!
During NATE week on Teachit, I sang the praises of Unlocking Literature, a NATE publication authored by Chris Warren and me. It provides all of the pre-1914 poems from all of the anthologies in electronic format, writing and discussion ideas, together with the texts of the poems in these forms:
- interactive Word Walls (click on a brick to see the word, click again to hide it) - see Ozymandias
- de-sequenced poems for students to reassemble - see During Wind and Rain for a variation on this approach
- collapsed poems (the text collapsed into alphabetical order) - see During Wind and Rain
- collapsed, unsorted (in other words, line endings removed) - see Home Thoughts from Abroad
- the Revelation game (gain or lose points as you choose the hidden letters) - see Spellbound
- Whiteboard annotation tool - see Sonnet 116
During Wind and Rain
Home Thoughts from Abroad
Why not order your copy at NATE's Bookshop? NATE Bookshop
Trevor Millum's Poetry Collections:
Exploding Heads - Comic Strip Poems
Warning - Too Much Schooling Can Damage Your Health
(both available from NATE)
A Stegosaurus is for Life and other animal poems
Double Talk (with Bernard Young)
(both available from HandsUp Books or Amazon)