In­cen­di­ary lit­er­ary de­vices in Delia

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Students at Delia School re­cently de­liv­ered a blast of cul­ture in the vil­lage via the phe­nom­e­non of ‘Po­etry Bomb­ing’. Res­i­dents awoke last week to find nuggets of writ­ten po­etry stuck onto pub­lic build­ings and prom­i­nent sites across the vil­lage.

Grade 12 English Students re­searched their favourite poets and po­ems and then wrote snip­pets from these po­ems onto ‘Post-It’ notes which were then stuck around the vil­lage one af­ter­noon. The com­mu­nity cen­tre, the Delia Café and the vil­lage of­fices were some of the sites ‘bombed’.

A num­ber of vil­lagers took the time to read the po­etry and com­pli­mented the students on the idea. Ac­cord­ing to Shaun Field­ing, one of the English teach­ers at Delia, “This was a sim­ple and ef­fec­tive op­por­tu­nity to bring the school and the com­mu­nity a lit­tle closer to­gether, whilst, at the same time, in­creas­ing ev­ery­one’s ap­pre­ci­a­tion of po­etry. It ap­pears to have been a suc­cess and maybe it has in­spired that poet in us all to leap to the sur­face.”

Stu­dent Saige Hall, proudly dis­plays her po­etry bomb of a stu­dent’s truck.

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