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Remember by the Light

“They expected the worst- not the unthinkable”- Charlotte Delbo, French writer, former prisoner of Auschwitz

Thursday 29th January 2015 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.

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Colorado Humanities announces Joseph Hutchison as Colorado Poet Laureate

On 9 September 2014, Colorado Humanities announced Joseph Hutchison as the Poet Laureate of Colorado. Nominated by fellow poet Anita Jepson-Gilbert in late 2013, there were several things Hutchison had to do in order to be considered for the position. 475 more words


'A Green Song - to sing at the bottle bank' by poet Wendy Cope

Have you come across Wendy Cope’s poetry? If not then I highly recommend you search her out and have a read of some of her engaging, personal, quirky poetry, ESPECIALLY if you are not a poetry fan. 289 more words


Edinburgh’s Makar, Christine De Luca writes for ELISA - Part 1: What is a Makar?

Happy New Year
Bliadhna Mhath Ùr
a Fine New’er tae all!

Over the next three weeks ELISA is very excited to be presenting some guest posts by Edinburgh’s current Maker, Christine De Luca.  781 more words


I dream of becoming poet laureate

Larkin’s literary career was equally narrow and controlled. In his prime he published an average of only four poems a year. Later he defended his creative collapse: “Silence is preferable to publishing rubbish and far better for one’s reputation.” He never gave readings or lectures.

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Hold On

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you… 13 more words



Autumn 2014 Poem from Lower School Poet Laureate Charlotte…

The inspiration of my poem is Captain Thomas Sawyer who went to Watford Boys and then served in Afghanistan where he died in an explosion.

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