Anita Robinson: It's a poetic injustice to starve our young of a sublime art form

Poetry has the ability to, as Seamus Heaney put it, "catch the heart off guard and blow it open". Picture by Hugh Russell
ALARM and despondency (on my part at least) at the news that schools will be allowed to drop poetry from the GCSE English syllabus - the implication being that pupils reared in an increasingly science[...]

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