POETRY LIVE 2019
The English department recently took 50 year 11 students to see Poetry Live at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham. The students have been studying several leading poets over this year and it was a fantastic experience and opportunity not only to see these poets perform and talk about their poetry, but to interact and perform together. Simon Armitage, Oxford Professor of Poetry and one of Britain’s best poets read his work from the anthology and Carol Ann Duffy and Gillian Clarke gave an exhilarating joint reading. John Agard, Imitiaz Dharker, Grace Nicols and Dajit Nagra also performed some of their work which was both entertaining and fascinating. Nicols even got the audience involved in her baby rap!