Poetry By Heart
Sun 05 Mar 6400
Exeter Phoenix is hosting the Poetry By Heart Devon County Competition, an afternoon including performances by Matt Harvey and New York based performance poet Jared Louche.
Talented students from across the county will be taking part in an inspiring national poetry competition designed to encourage students in England to learn and to recite poems by heart.
Students at the Devon county competition will be their school champions and will be reciting poems they have chosen from the Poetry By Heart website The county round requires students to recite a pre 1914 poem, a post 1914 poem and a poem chosen from the special First World War showcase on the website.
Co-founder and co-director of Poetry By Heart the former Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion said:
‘Poetry By Heart has gone from strength to strength since its launch in 2013. Many thousands of students have not only learned great poems for life but they have also shared them with friends and families in the inspiring and moving performances that are at the heart of every competition. I am constantly surprised and delighted by the quality of the students achievements.’