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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Impressionable Teenagers Protected from Poetry

Poem removed from syllabus for reference to knife violence:
Guardian report

The poet's riposte:
Mrs Schofield's GCSE

An even more amusing response:
Education for Leisure

1 comment:

  1. Rosemary, thanks for this info. I believe censorship of any kind, however offensive anyone finds the art, is just plain WRONG. If we don't respect artists; more importantly, if the Powers That Be do not respect artists, we might as well be Nazi Germany. I feel that strongly about it - there was a documentary awhile back, name escapes me, but it was about how Hitler and co. used the arts as a means of building his power. Then once in high command, much artwork was destroyed and all you had were sculptures of "ideal Aryan men" (all nudes).