Louder Than Words
'A great classroom resource' Apples & Snakes
This is a conversation between poems, schools and
hemispheres, including poems by students in London and New
Zealand, alongside original poems by Sara Hirsch.
These are the poems scrawled in the back of maths textbooks,
stuffed in blazer pockets, the poems spat in school
playgrounds and the ones that never made it that far. These
poems spiral between the personal and the universal in an
attempt to capture what it is to write, speak and breathe as
a young person today and as a poet who still doesn’t know
what they wants to be when they grow up.
‘This book shows that one of the great ways to start people writing poems is for one person to read a poem they’ve written and talk about it. This sets off a string of thoughts and ideas in the minds of those listening who can, if the situation is right, usually start writing. In this excellent collection, Sara Hirsch both demonstrates the method and gives us the results, making it a great read and model for how to teach poetry.’
In 'Still Falling', performance poet Sara Hirsch celebrates people, positivity and the power of perspective.
Through wit, rhyme and unadulterated honesty, Sara plummets through the friendships, relationships and encounters that have shaped her perception of her place on this planet.
Whether ex lover or total stranger, no one is spared in this deeply moving, life affirming descent into death, dreams and a determination to laugh in the face of an easy life.
We all stumble at some point. Sara Hirsch invites you to join her in enjoying the fall.
Published by Burning Eye Books in 2016.
“These are love songs for a lost generation. Hirsch’s poetry projects into every living room and on every heart.”