The poems in this section have been chosen by teachers and examiners to appeal to a range of students. They range from classic texts to brand new, previously unpublished poems from popular contemporary writers.
Each cluster contains poems from the English, Welsh and Irish Literary Heritage alongside contemporary poems which are drawn from across cultures.
The clusters are arranged by themes that have been chosen because they address universal and timeless issues. Each cluster contains a range of styles and genres so that students can consider how different poets have approached these ideas.
Most importantly, the poems have been chosen to engage students in making a personal response and interpretation.