Any ideas for poetry coursework?Watch
I used a contemporary writer, Warsan Shire for my poetry with a post-colonial lens, which got an A. You could look at some similar modern feminist poets, especially from immigrant backgrounds as the stories told in their work are usually very interesting.
Alternatively, Thomas Hardy is always good for eco-criticism as he writes a lot about the pastoral, so some of his work might be helpful (though it personally doesn't do it for me)
Or, Seamus Heaney - not sure how many analysis points you would get as his work is drowning in nature. But it is gorgeous, and there's a lot to choose from.
Don't feel held back by the idea that you have to go for conventional style or literary canon poets; as long as it's published, you can use it.
- post-colonial - contemporary poems "half-caste" by john agard, "search for my tongue" by sujata bhatt. maybe you could look at rudyard kipling's poem "white man's burden" (published 1899) from a modern viewpoint.
- eco critical - environmental and ecosystem awareness in poetry by ted hughes like the "hawk roosting" and the book of poems Crow. cultivation/farming in Seamus Heaney's poetry e.g. "Digging." Poems about problems with industrialisation and urbanization like Blake's "To London." Keats, Shelley, Wordsworth (and others) also wrote about nature and it being an escape from human worries/industrialistion such as "Ode to a Nightingale" by Keats.
Hope that helps
im with aqa and our teachers recommend we recycle the year 12 poetry anthology which is Thomas Hardy poems looking at it with eco theory lens