FOUND: Sir Andrew Motion on the laureateship and poetry in schools

Photo: Stuart Leech

Sir Andrew Motion, poet laureate of the United Kingdom from 1999 to 2009, shares some interesting opinions in this article about the laureateship and about poetry in schools. 

“I think it is interesting to think about the absolute animal relish young people have for rhythm and rhyme,” Motion says. ”The antipathy people might feel does seem to be a learnt thing … And if it is that, it can be unlearnt.”

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