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Page, Geoff - Poet. Geoff Page was born in Grafton, New South Wales on 7 July 1940, into a family with a long connection with the Clarence River district.

Page, Geoff - Poet

His grandfather, Sir Earle Page, was the founder of the Country Party, now the National Party, though Page himself has taken the opposite approach to politics, supporting the Labor Party. He attended the Armidale School and then completed an Arts degree at the University of New England. In 1964 he moved to Canberra where he taught English and History in local schools. He was in charge of the English Department at Narrabundah College from 1974 until his retirement in 2001. Page's first collection of poems appeared in 1971, as Two Poets, a small volume in UQP's Paperback Poets Series shared with fellow poet Phillip Roberts.

Page has also been very active as an anthologist, critic and reviewer, his many publications doing much to promote Australian poetry, and poetry more generally. Poetry Collections Footwork (North Ryde, NSW: Angus and Robertson, 1988). The Spelling Society. Poems, both published and unpublished, whether on love, friendship or plain funny, have all been enjoyable - see those cited by Lord Cromer, Vivian Cook, Melvin Bragg and Helen Bowyer.

The Spelling Society

There are lots of others of course - so let us hear of them from you - Our Strange Lingo This was written by Lord Cromer, published in the Spectator of August 9th, 1902 and extracts were quoted in an SSS pamflet in 1930. Phoney Phonetics. Attributed to Vivian Buchan, NEA Journal 1966/67, USA, published in Spelling Progress Bulletin Spring 1966 pdf, p6, Reprinted from Educational Horizons. This poem is quoted on many websites. E. E. Cummings. Edward Estlin Cummings was born at home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on October 14, 1894.

E. E. Cummings

He began writing poems as early as 1904 and studied Latin and Greek at the Cambridge Latin High School. He received his BA in 1915 and his MA in 1916, both from Harvard. His studies there introduced him to avant garde writers, such as Gertrude Stein and Ezra Pound. In 1917, Cummings published an early selection of poems in the anthology Eight Harvard Poets.

The makers of the ark - David Rowbotham - Poems by book. Preface Dedication To CLARICE W.

The makers of the ark - David Rowbotham - Poems by book

CORR EDGAR G. WHITE and ANDREW THOMSON in token of my gratitude to the teachers of my generation Acknowledgments. Polish Nobel Laurate Wislawa Szymborska: Poems. The Adventures of Beowulf. Archy & Mehitabel. THEY ARE THE MOST UNLIKELY OF FRIENDS: Archy is a cockroach with the soul of a poet, and Mehitabel is an alley cat with a celebrated past — she claims she was Cleopatra in a previous life.

Archy & Mehitabel

Together, cockroach and cat are the foundation of one of the most engaging collections of light poetry to come out of the twentieth century. “expression is the need of my soul,” declares Archy, who labored as a free-verse poet in an earlier incarnation. At night, alone, he dives furiously on the keys of Don Marquis’ typewriter to describe a cockroach’s view of the world, rich with cynicism and humor. It’s difficult enough to operate the typewriter’s return bar to get a fresh line of paper; all of Archy’s dispatches are written lowercase, and without punctuation, because he is unable to hit both shift and letter keys to produce a capital letter.

It is. Denizen - » TCK poetry: Intercontinental. Illustration for Denizen by Elaina Natario I don’t miss the fragrant harbour: cartwheeling fish in the wet and wild markets, or the great grey mist that dresses the tops of skyscrapers.

Denizen - » TCK poetry: Intercontinental

The mossy smell of concrete after it rains, the streets swelling with swarms of people, like a clogged artery about to burst into a million bloody pieces. I picked New York because it was different.

Dialogue and Debate

Children's Poetry. Poetry Foundation. Black Cat Poems. The Highwayman. "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes is a classic favorite-a poem that tells a good story with powerful imagery and a rhythmic cadence reminiscent of horses' hooves.

The Highwayman

Horrible Histories - Dick Turpin Highwayman Song. Loreena McKennitt - The Highwayman. Poetry Archive. Top 500 poems at all poetry. Poets. Home - Australian Poetry Library. Hippo Poems. Kennings - Kids on the Net. What is a kenning?

Kennings - Kids on the Net

A kenning is "a concise compound or figurative phrase replacing a common noun". It comes from the Anglo Saxon era, where swords had names like "death-bringer" or "wound-maker". You can create a lovely "riddle poem" by describing something in different ways on the different lines.Start reading below. Kids on the Net - the children's writing website celebrating 10 years online! - publishes many kennings from young writers all over the UK and the world. Monkey By Ursa, 12, London, UK Nutty creatureTree swingerCheeky climberFurry BrownClever clogsHigh JumperBanana Muncher Happy laughter(July 2009) Click here to reply to this or to read other people's feedback on it.

Poetry By Heart.

Spoken Poetry

Resources on poetry by the poets themselves. Poetry Activities — Bag of Beans. Bag of Beans draws upon lots of different types of storytelling.

Poetry Activities — Bag of Beans

Much of the main part of the story is told in verse. Even though it is a poem it is very long and much of it does not rhyme. The following exercises may help in creating poetry with your class. In development the poems may rhyme or not, it is up to you. Writing a collaborative poem Word Burst: To generate ideas, subjects, images and stories, work individually as a whole group or small groups.

The words below might be good as a starting point:


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