Young Poets Are Inspired; Laureate's School Visit Is Real Coup

Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England), March 27, 2012 | Go to article overview

Young Poets Are Inspired; Laureate's School Visit Is Real Coup


Byline: KATE PROCTOR

PUPILS' poetry was lavished with praise as Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy visited a North East school.

The award-winning scribe spent the morning at Whitley Bay High School listening to poems that students of all ages had written especially for her.

Topics as wide-ranging as the seaside to celebrities were covered by the youngsters, who all attend the school's weekly creative writing club.

After reading her own work, the Glaswegian poet said: "I was really impressed with all of their work.

"The pupils are just fantastic and talented and had such great performance skills.

"Some of them are like world-class performers the way they delivered their poems."

The work of the first female Laureate is studied by students taking GCSE and A-level English across the country. And having such a literary star resident in the school's library, made one or two students justifiably nervous. Sixth former Jamie Moore, who read a poem he wrote about a tortoise, said: "I was terrified! Reading for Carol Ann Duffy has been very nerve-racking but incredible.

"She is so inspiring and the poem I read to her was about a tortoise, which fitted in well with her unorthodox style."

Sixth former Joe Hubbard also took to the stand to perform his poem Interloper, while a younger pupil roused a chuckle from the audience with her verse, called Any Idiot Can Write A Poem.

Eager teenagers also took their books to be signed, including Duffy's 1999 book The World's Wife, often studied in schools, and her latest book The Bees, published in 2011. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Young Poets Are Inspired; Laureate's School Visit Is Real Coup
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.