We are very excited to announce a new set of online resources featuring Benjamin Zephaniah, Hollie McNish, Joelle Taylor and Dizraeli performing their own versions of canonical page poems.
Page Fright uses hip hop and spoken word to introduce canonical poetry to young people. Poems by the likes of Tennyson and Shelley can be hard for students to relate to. Page Fright, uses films of high profile spoken word artists performing their own work alongside historical poems, to make page poetry newly accessible.
The Page Fright films are accompanied by writing resources – inspiring students to write poems in response to the work they’ve seen, and even produce their own Page Fright film.
‘It’s just what we need, especially considering the new GCSE requirements. Igniting the pre-20th Century poems for students is a must.’
Page Fright has been generously supported by the Clore Duffield Foundation.