Christina Rossetti goes against the Victorian expectations of meek and delicate femininity, to deliver a bold message to a hopeful suitor.
We are diving back into William Shakespeare’s sonnets for this week’s Featured Poem, a story of springtime beauty and separated companions. Continue reading “Featured Poem: Sonnet 98 by William Shakespeare”
In Alone, Poe reflects upon a life experienced as an emotional outsider. Continue reading “Featured Poem: Alone – Edgar Allen Poe”
The Reader celebrates World Book Night with a Shared Reading group giveaway of Jo Bell’s Kith.
We are celebrating the joy the onset of Spring brings in this week’s featured poem, In the Fields.
This week’s featured poem I started early – Took my Dog – describes an enchanting and evocative encounter with the Sea by reclusive poet, Emily Dickinson. Continue reading “Featured Poem: I started early – Took my Dog – Emily Dickinson”
This week’s featured poem, Time Is by Henry Van Dyke, contemplates the passage of time and our relationship to it. Continue reading “Featured Poem: Time Is by Henry Van Dyke”
Great Shared Reading doesn’t need much in the way of surroundings: some people in a space, with chairs to sit on, a story or a poem to read. But over the last 12 months, some of our volunteers at The Reader have had the opportunity to run Shared Reading groups in the beautiful surroundings of Kensington Palace in London.