In honor of National Poetry Month
The spotlight is on the VRC's ProQuest Learning: Literature database
This online database features a poetry archive:
"The Poets on Screen collection showcases contemporary poets reading selections of their own work and their favorite classic poems. These clips are the result of an ambitious five-year project funded by ProQuest and poets recorded now include Andrew Motion, Gillian Clarke, Simon Armitage, Margaret Atwood, and Benjamin Zephaniah.
Each Poets on Screen reading gives students the chance to see and hear one poet's interpretation of the work, prompting the discussion of what form alternative readings might take and how this reading has influenced their thoughts about the poem and other works they have studied." PQLL 2013
To search for Poets:
To access the site in your school's VRC, click on title above. Go to Literature/Language Section
At the site you can search alphabetically by reader and author's surname as well as alphabetically by poem title. To play the video reading you are interested in, click the relevant link and choose the file format for your preferred media player from the page which opens.
See your school Librarian, if you have any questions.