Arrows of Desire

This series of 48 short films, each dealing with a single poem, was my attempt to encourage school teachers to look beyond the narrow confines of the National Curriculum. The video clips here – scroll down to see the full list! – illustrate the initial readings of the poems, which were followed by critical comments from a number of poets, including Andrew Motion, Michael Donaghy, WN Herbert, Matthew Sweeney, Jerome Rothenberg, Patience Agbabi, Tom Paulin, Clare Pollard, Owen Sheers, Kate Clanchy & Paul Muldoon.

For teachers & others who would like the text of the poems in the series I’ve produced a printable data CD. Anyone interested in acquiring this should get in touch with me.