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I teach loads of adult students who loathe poetry. Sometimes I hate it more than they do. I look at books of it piling up around me and I feel sick. I feel like the miller’s daughter locked in a room of straw without the faintest hope of Rumpelstiltskin.

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Guest — Rosie Miles
Poetrophobia? Versophobia? Pomophobia [n.]. (1) The fear of, and irrational prejudice against, reading poems that are the same ... Read More
Wednesday, 22 June 2011 18:37
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I can't stand Visiting Hour by Norman MacCaig. Marking school work has killed it for me. Too many nostrils bobbing down too many corridors in too many MacCaiging essays.

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Imogen Forster
I found after 15 years of teaching that school killed any love of literature in me. Reading, writing, theatre all became a busman'... Read More
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Guest — ivy wild
I had never even read a book until I was 38 and as for poetry I can't get enough. I write too, but only for me. When the feeling ... Read More
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 10:04
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