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Issue Details: First known date: 2005... vol. 12 no. 1 Summer 2005 of Five Bells est. 1994 Five Bells
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Issue theme: Poetry in education.


* Contents derived from the 2005 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Untitled, Peter Macrow , single work correspondence (p. 4)
Untitled, Mary Hawthorne , single work correspondence
Hawthorne updates the information she provided in Five Bells, Winter 2004 on Elaine Pearce.
(p. 4-5)
Accessing Australian Poetry : What Schools Need, Warrick Wynne , single work criticism
Wynne argues that for poetry to be regularly included in senior secondary English curricula it needs to be readily and reliably accessible. He believes new technologies may foster accessibility and provides some examples of how this might work.
(p. 6-9)
Note: Includes references.
Life After School, Lyn Hatherly , single work criticism
Hatherly writes of her experience of 'teaching modern poetry at university level, and teaching people to write poetry in the less formal environment of community centres.'
(p. 10-13)
Note: Includes references.
Young Poets Fellowships, Brook Emery , single work column (p. 13)
Poetry in Senior High School: A Better Way, Geoff Page , single work criticism
Page recounts his strategies in teaching poetry to Year 11 and 12 students at Narrabundah College, Australian Capital Territory over a nearly 30 year period.
(p. 14-15)
A Student Perspective: Poetry in the New South Wales School System, Jessica Chang , single work criticism
Jessica Chang reviews her experience of studying poetry as part of the 4-unit Advanced English programme for the New South Wales Higher School Certificate in 2002.
(p. 16-18)
Poetry in Education: A Publisher's Perspective, Ron Pretty , single work criticism
Pretty believes that strategies need to be developed to 're-establish the place of poetry in education. Among the things that are needed, clearly, are in-service courses for teachers, a much greater presence of poets at educational conferences, perhaps even a conference or two devoted specifically to this issue.'
(p. 19-20)
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Poem?, Michelle A. Taylor , single work criticism
Michelle Taylor relates her experiences of taking poetry into schools across the primary and secondary school spectrum. As a poet who wants to encourage a love of poetry in young people, she is particularly excited by the British 'Writing Together' poetry initiative.
(p. 21-23)
As Natural as Football, Brook Emery , single work criticism
Emery examines the teaching of poetry in schools with particular reference to the New South Wales Higher School Certificate. In order to advance the appreciation of poetry, Emery suggests 'if we [poets] can work in collaboration with teachers to make their task easier rather than impose another imperative on them, perhaps we can make a future generation as comfortable with a book of poems as they are with a newspaper or football.'
(p. 24-27)
Who Owns the Response? : An Approach to Teaching the Reading of Verse, Martin Langford , single work criticism
In considering the different reading skills required for poetry Langford provides some notes 'intended as suggestions to help teachers enable their students to think about what is happening when they are first confronted with the more difficult poetry which they encounter for the first time in years nine or ten.' In conclusion, Langford believes that 'What is essential is that the students come to believe that the poem has some meaning for them. After all, if poetry is to have a future, the only possible place in which that can occur is in the hearts and minds of a readership.'
(p. 28-31)
The Mission, Lorraine Gillespie , single work criticism
Gillespie considers methods of engaging both teachers and students with the process of studying poetry.
(p. 32-34)
The Verse Novel and I, Dorothy Porter , single work column (p. 35)
Speech at the Launch of Judith Beveridge's Wolf Notes, Gleebooks 29 February 2004, Joanne Burns , single work criticism (p. 36-38)
Poets in Trains, Buses and Taxis : Three Takes on the 2004 Poets on Wheels Tour : 1. Louise Wakeling, Louise Wakeling , single work column (p. 39-41)
Poets in Trains, Buses and Taxis : Three Takes on the 2004 Poets on Wheels Tour : 2. Miles Merrill, Miles Merrill , single work column (p. 41-42)
Poets in Trains, Buses and Taxis : Three Takes on the 2004 Poets on Wheels Tour : 3. Kathielyn Job, Kathielyn Job , single work column (p. 42-43)
How Poets Work : Miles Merrill, Miles Merrill , single work autobiography (p. 44-45)
Youth Report, Ben Walter , single work column (p. 46)
Menage a Troisi"Two men and a girl sleep.", John Millett , single work poetry (p. 47)

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Untitled Robert Steley , 2005 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Five Bells , Autumn vol. 12 no. 2 2005; (p. 4)
Untitled Robert Steley , 2005 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Five Bells , Autumn vol. 12 no. 2 2005; (p. 4)
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