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Peepal Tree poets join all-star line-up on AQA syllabus

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For its English syllabus, AQA has added a selection of exciting poems from around the world - including some by Peepal Tree poets and some friends of ours we're sure you'll recognise.

The Worlds and Lives module is a very contemporary collection of poems, including some historic poets and several well-known contemporary poets.

Two thirds of the poems in this new collection are published post-2000, and all are rooted in the revolutionary spirit of the Romantics.

The collection is both personal and political, and explores Romantic and modern concerns about the world we live in. It also looks at relatable themes such as our relationship with places and ideas about home, heritage, belonging and connection.

Full list of poems

"Lines Written in Early Spring", William Wordsworth
"England in 1819", Percy Bysshe Shelley
"Shall earth no more inspire thee", Emily Brontë
"In a London Drawingroom", George Eliot
"On an Afternoon Train from Purley to Victoria, 1955", James Berry
"Name Journeys", Raman Mundair
"pot", shamshad khan
"A Wider View", Seni Seneviratne
"Homing", Liz Berry
"A Century Later", Imtiaz Dharker
"The Jewellery Maker", Louisa Adjoa Parker
"With Birds You’re Never Lonely", Raymond Antrobus
"A Portable Paradise", Roger Robinson
"Like an Heiress", Grace Nichols
"Thirteen", Caleb Femi

Find out more and download the anthology for free at the AQA website.

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