I research in the field of poetry writing in education, creative literacy practices in schools and creative pedagogies.
My most recent project is Bath Festivals’ The Write Team, funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. This project explored the impact of creative writers on the confidence and engagement of ‘invisible pupils’ in schools.
You can download the full report of the project here.
In 2010-12 I co-convened the ESRC-funded Poetry Matters seminar series with Sue Dymoke (University of Leicester) and Andrew Lambirth (University of Greenwich). The proceedings from these seminars will become available in two books: Making Poetry Matter (Continuum, 2013) and Making Poetry Happen (Continuum, 2015). You can pre-order a copy of Making Poetry Matter from the Bloomsbury website here.
Research by Anthony Wilson
Wilson, A.C. (2013) Teachers’ metaphors describing poetry teaching: A Joyous Lifeline in a Target Driven Job Wilson 2013
Wilson, A.C. and Myhill, D.A. (2012) ‘Ways With Words: Teachers’ Personal Epistemologies of the Role of Metalanguage in the Teaching of Poetry Writing’. Read more here Ways With Words Language and Education 2012 Anthony Wilson and Debra Myhill
Wilson, A.C. (2007) ‘Finding a Voice? Do literary forms work creatively in teaching poetry writing?’ Cambridge Journal of Education 37 (3), 441-457. Read more here.
Wilson, A.C. (2005) ‘‘Signs of Progress’: Reconceptualising Response to Children’s Poetry Writing’, Changing English, 12 (2), 227-242. Read more here.
Wilson, A.C. (2005) ‘The Best Forms in the Best Order?; current Poetry Writing Pedagogy at KS2’, English in Education, 39 (2), 19-31. Read more here
Wilson, A.C. (2001) ‘Brownjohn, Hughes, Pirrie and Rosen: ‘What Rhymes with Oral Writing?’’, English in Education, 35 (2), 3-11.
Wilson, A.C. (2001) ‘Ted Hughes’s Poetry for Children’, Children’s Literature in Education, Vol.32, No. 2, 77-90. Read more here
Wilson, A.C. (2001). ‘Children Poetry and Thinking’, Teaching Thinking, 4, 8-10.
Wilson, A.C. (1998), ”Better than Double English’: How Useful are Poets in Schools?’, Writing in Education, 14, 5-9.
Wilson, A.C. (2009) ‘Creativity and Constraint: Developing as a Writer of Poetry’. In Beard, R., Myhill, D., Nystrand, D., and Riley, J.(eds.), The Sage Handbook of Writing Development. London: Sage. 387-401. Read more here
Wilson, A.C. (2005) ‘Poetry, Children and Creativity,’ in Wilson, A.C. (ed.) Creativity in Primary Education, 70-87. Exeter: Learning Matters.
Wilson, A.C. (2002) ‘Using poetry to discuss issues of identity, language and loss, and for text level work’, in Clough, N. and Holden, C. (eds.), in Education for Citizenship: Ideas into Action. A practical guide for teachers of pupils aged 7-14, 42-44. London: Routledge/Falmer.
Wilson, A.C. (2002) ‘’Anything you want it to be’: Reading and Writing Poetry’, in Bearne, E.(ed.), Making Progress in Writing, 108-109. London: Routledge.
Wilson, A.C. (1998) ‘Carnival Week: ‘Where we can Talk Freely”, in Bearne, E.(ed.), Making Progress in English, 270-274. London: Routledge.Follow @awilsonpoet