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 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.