Freedom Poems

Everyone has a favourite Freedom poem: here are some classics of the genre that we hope you will enjoy sharing on National Poetry Day. We’ve also created a special Freedom Poetry eBook for teachers to download and use: leading contemporary children’s poets have written new poems for it, and chosen old ones that they love.

And…our partners at The Poetry Archive have created an audio collection of poems based on the theme ‘Freedom’, containing a range of both contemporary and classic poetry. Listen to poems by poets including Edwin Brock, Langston Hughes and Olive Senior, and read along on the Poetry Archive website.