Archive For July, 2013

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Incorporating Poetry – Debbie Pullinger (University of Cambridge)

Incorporating Poetry – Debbie Pullinger (University of Cambridge)

Why bother to learn poetry? Now that you can summon any of a thousand poems to your phone screen in seconds, what’s the point of having a sonnet in your head? I think this is a question worth asking. Especially now that reciting poems has been invited back onto the English National Curriculum after a sixty-year exile. And if press…