Featured Poem: The Voice by Thomas Hardy

This week’s featured poem, The Voice by Thomas Hardy, has got thinking about reading aloud in Shared Reading groups, the importance of hearing the written word out loud in different voices.

Volunteers’ Week: Read of the Week: The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy

This week’s Read comes recommended by Charlotte, Training and Support Lead for our Shared Reading North West Volunteers. She’s chosen Thomas Hardy’s The Woodlanders.

Featured Poem: The Going by Thomas Hardy

This week’s Featured Poem comes from Thomas Hardy, a deeply moving and emotional piece and one of the elegy poems Hardy composed after the death of his first wife Emma in 1912 – a previous Featured Poem, The Voice, is another one of these, and it is quite clear to see how they follow in … Continue reading “Featured Poem: The Going by Thomas Hardy”

Featured Poem: At a Lunar Eclipse by Thomas Hardy

Some of us might be feeling slightly drowsy this morning, that’s if you were amongst the many sky-watchers who stayed up into the early hours to witness the ‘Super Blood Moon’. The lunar eclipse coincided with the Moon in its closest orbit to the earth, casting a red glow in a moon larger-than-usual across the … Continue reading “Featured Poem: At a Lunar Eclipse by Thomas Hardy”