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Young Bradford Poets participants' area

Added 07 Feb 2018

Bronte Parsonage Museum

This area is for schools involved in the Young Bradford Poets project.

Here you can find the documents which will support you in delivering the project.

If you have any questions about the project, please contact angus.woodhams@literacytrust.org.uk or Susan.Newby@bronte.org.uk

Poets

Saju Ahmed

Saju Ahmed is a performance poet and a graduate of the Leeds Young Authors project. He has performed nationally and internationally at poetry slams and literary festivals including New York, California and Washington.

Saju says that he used to find it difficult to concentrate at school because he found it boring and often got into trouble with his teachers. This was before he discovered slam poetry which changed his life.

Kirsty Taylor

Kirsty Taylor is a Bradford-born, Bradford-bred secondary school teacher. Guilty of MC’ing in her bedroom throughout her teenage years, with a keen ear for hip-hop and grime (tracksuit and trainers to boot!) Kirsty finally found her own way with words.

Inspired by her beloved city of ‘Bratfud’, Kirsty takes a sensitive look at life in Broken Britain; from Sausage Roll Babies to Social Media Addicts, her rhymes and rhythms tell stories which are honest, accurate and often a brutal yet heartfelt reflection of today’s society.

Kindle Direct Publishing

Your students can become published authors and we would absolutely love to see a published anthology of your class' Bronte-inspired poems.

To create an account and download the resources, visit: https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/

Arts Award

Sue can help your students achieve the Bronze Arts Award through this project - please do get in touch with her if you are interested.

For more information, visit: www.artsaward.org.uk

Useful resources

Annual Literacy Review

Annual Literacy Research and Policy Guide

Great Poetry Through Time (created by our very own Mehwash!)

Our Place

Write On: Poetry Slam

Young City Poets 2016/17 evaluation