Featured Poem: Sweet Content by Thomas Dekker

The title of our Featured Poem this week may not strike you as familiar but it’s likely that you’ve come across it’s lines in some form or another over the years. This week we’re reading Sweet Content by Thomas Dekker.

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The Reader 70

Have you been enjoying our latest issue of The Reader? If not, why ever not? Look at all the fantastic new writing and thought pieces we’ve got in store for you!

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Featured Poem: An Old Man’s Thoughts of School by Walt Whitman

A fitting Featured Poem for the beginning of a new school year, we’re starting this week afresh with Walt Whitman’s  An Old Man’s Thoughts of School.

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Pain Relief through Shared Reading

A Californian study has suggested that a trip to an art gallery can provide pain relief. The Reader’s Kate McDonnell, who leads a Shared Reading group for people living with chronic pain, understands why.

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Featured Poem: Night Thoughts by Edward Young

Our poetic inspiration for the week comes from the archives of The Reader magazine: an extract from Edward Young’s Night Thoughts as chosen by Brian Nellist for The Old Poem in issue 60.

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Shared Reading in a different costume at West London’s Bush Theatre

We’re shining a spotlight on Shared Reading groups in communities right across the UK with an exciting new feature called Group of the Month. And to kick-start this new adventure, a Shared Reading group with a twist at the Bush Theatre in Shepherd’s Bush in London.

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