Should children be encouraged to memorise poetry?

Jan 15, 2013, 04:04 PM

The Department for Education is encouraging children to learn poetry by heart. But is that the best way for their to appreciate poetry? Jo Bell, UK Canal Poet Laureate & Professor Michael Schmidt, writer in residence at St John's College, Cambridge discuss. #BBC, #Radio4, #WorldTonight, #RitulaSha, #Poetery, #Education