Our poem this week comes from a Reader favourite – John Keats. From The Penguin Book of English Romantic Verse, this week we’re reading The Poet: A Fragment.
A week on from National Poetry Day, we wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped make the day possible. Whether it was sharing or downloading our special Change anthology or enjoying our series of digital poetry readings.
Our Featured Poem this week comes from Arthur Hugh Clough who declares Say not the Struggle nought Availeth.
In our second Group of the Month, we’re shining the spotlight on HMP Whitemoor, where The Reader’s Brendan Harrington runs a weekly group with inmates and staff.
We begin our week with an ordinary moment made extraordinary by Helen Gray Cone in The Common Street.
Celebrating its 200th year since publication, our Read of the Week is Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and comes recommended by Patrick, a student who joined us for a week of work experience over the summer.
This week’s Featured Poem comes from 13th century Persian Poet Rumi, but Two Kinds of Intelligence rings as true today as it did in the poet’s day. Continue reading “Featured Poem: Two Kinds of Intelligence by Rumi”
Over 800 incredible volunteers help us bring weekly Shared Reading groups into communities across the UK. But what is it like, becoming a Reader Volunteer? Sabine shares her story.
Over the summer we were delighted to welcome a few students along to our Calderstones HQ on work experience. While they were here, of course we asked them about their favourite reads and they were good enough to share them for our Read of the Week series – this week, Monica recommends The Boy Who Fell Asleep from Mick Jackson’s Ten Sorry Tales collection.
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.