The theme for this year’s National Poetry Day on the 3rd October is Truth.
All of the following resources are designed to encourage and support students to write poetry on the theme of Truth. The ideas are not about reading poems and then spotting/commenting on devices used and similar. Hopefully students will share their work, but this is about creating, not analysing.
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A little long in the tooth, but this following resource gives a user’s guide to erasure/found poetry, written for students as explanation/guidance.
The following are ‘Truth’ quotes you might wish to use as discussion/prompts. There are also two more ‘truth’ texts for possible erasure.
‘Truths’ film: a reading of the Truth erasure poem – can be found here.