Monday, 16 March 2015
Bringing Gloucestershire poetry to Gloucestershire schools: a new DegreePlus opportunity
Bluebells in Dymock Woods, 2014. Photo: HWeeks
Here is an exciting internship opportunity through DegreePlus that will be of especial interest to anyone who loves poetry and is seeking classroom experience.
The Dymock Poets were a group of writers and artists (not just poets) who lived in and around the village of Dymock at the beginning of the twentieth century: Edward Thomas, Robert Frost, Lascelles Abercrombie, WW Gibson, and others. I wrote a post about a visit to Dymock for the blog last year.
The Friends of Dymock Poets want to promote awareness of these Gloucestershire poets in local schools and have asked for our help in making it happen. Our University Archives hold an important collection of related material, so we have strong connections to these writers and to their milieu.
You can find out more about the project and how to apply at the DegreePlus webpage: