Well I didn’t know America had a Poet Laureate, or to use the official title Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress…. Didn’t know too much about some of the more modern ones and haven’t explored them all yet but struck by Billy Collins – somehow serious but with lots of playfulness e.g. the poem “Sonnet” begins “All we need is fourteen lines, well, thirteen now.” But what also impressed were some effective animations of Billy Collins’ poems, including Forgetfulness or Man in Space

But my favourite animation is “The Dead.” Really like too, the possibilities of pupils creating simple stick-drawing animations…

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