Sunday, February 12, 2012

Modern love poems

Back around the time Prince William married Kate Middleton, the Guardian newspaper published a article containing new poems - they said for a wedding, unsurprising given the timing/context - but they seemed like they could be useful for a Valentine's day resource for school. 

One of the poems, by Poet Laureate Carol Duffy, was also part of an artwork edition by Stephen Raw (click the link to see it and see if there are still copies available for sale).  Huffington Post blogger John Lundberg approves of it in this piece.

One to share with your English teachers: or maybe include in a 'public poetry' event/display at your school library.  It's not always easy to find modern poetry, beyond English texts, unless you are looking carefully/know where to look.