Last July, in my pursuit of personal growth and development, I paid for a 1:1 poetry session with Derys Rees-Jones during the Ledbury Poetry Festival. I haven’t written a single poem since.
I’d had a run of being fired up with ideas and enthusiasm to express my thoughts and feelings through poetry. I’d started disciplining myself to write a sonnet each week, and I was quietly pleased with some of the results. I hadn’t felt ready to share my attempts, but saw the opportunity to get some expert feedback as a way of challenging myself to improve.
I think it’s important for us, as teachers and…
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