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.
This week we turn to English poet and dramatist John Drinkwater and his charming poem Blackbird.
A small but perfectly formed poem to start the week, we’re reading Sara Teasdale’s Meadowlarks.
This week’s Featured Poem comes from George Herbert, and suitable perhaps in the week of Valentines, Love (III).
Companion Stairlifts feature Shared Reading in their piece on combating loneliness for older people.
A new year, a new edition of The Reader magazine with a wealth of new thinking, fiction and poetry to delight, inspire and entertain.
In the latest issue of The Reader magazine, we hear again from Elizabeth Bonapace, a student at the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford and mother and teacher to her autistic son, L. A year ago Elizabeth and L began a journey with Shakespeare, discover how it all started.