Read my dissertation - MA Writer/Teacher, Goldsmith's, London
November 8, 2014
August 22, 2016
It was daunting - speaking in my rural Northern Irish home town about my work as a poet in a school in London on a global platform as respected as TEDx. It felt like coming back to base in a journey that has seen summits I didn't realise where passable until I'm out the other side looking at what was climbed.
Bringing poetry, performance and community through writing to teenagers is revolutionary. Doing it long term by embedding a poet in a school gives the continuity, structure and support that marginalised young people need to connect with their character community and culture.