This is The Power and Potential of Poetry , the talk I gave today at the Somerset Literacy Network annual conference.
With thanks to Sarah Cook, Annie Fisher and Anne Harvey.
Published by Anthony Wilson
I am a lecturer, poet and writing tutor. I work in teacher and medical education at the University of Exeter. My anthology Lifesaving Poems was published by Bloodaxe Books in 2015. In 2012 I published Riddance (Worple Press), a collection of poems, and Love for Now (Impress Books), a memoir, about my experience of cancer. My most recent books are Deck Shoes (Impress Books, 2019), a book of prose memoir and criticism, and The Afterlife (Worple Press, 2019). In 2023 I will publish The Wind and the Rain, my sixth collection of poems, with Blue Diode Press. My current research project, with Sue Dymoke from Nottingham Trent University and funded by the Foyle Foundation, is Young Poets' Stories: https://youngpoetsstories.com/. This blog is archived by the British Library.
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Did the chair inspire you? X
Not as much as Ottie x
Thanks. Sadly I want to read it but can’t open Notepad with my Windows 7 programme. Any chance of it being put into RTF or something more general? Apologies for giving you extra work, Anthony. Best wishes, Jeremy
….will give it a go -please bear with me, A
Sadly, without the notes, we will never know about your perspective on the power and potential of poetry. I recognised a few of those poems having used them myself in the classroom – I thought Kit Wright’s “The Magic Box” was conspicuous by its absence but maybe it has been soup of the day too many times already.
I see a black and white wickerwork background on which I can glimpse some words. (Poems?) Sadly not legible, I’m afraid. Would love to read the content. I’m accessing this on an iPad, perhaps that’s the problem?
I have re-uploaded the ppt so should be showing more clearly now. Let me know if it isn’t, A
Thanks for sharing – great resources!