Dymoke, S., Barrs, M, Lambirth, A. & Wilson, A. (eds) (2015) Making Poetry Happen: transforming the poetry classroom. London: Bloomsbury (Highly commended in UKLA Academic Book Award 2016)

Dymoke. S., Lambirth, A. and Wilson, A.(eds)  (2013) Making Poetry Matter: international research perspectives on poetry pedagogy. London: Bloomsbury

Dymoke, S. (ed) (2012) Reflective Teaching and Learning in the Secondary School (2nd edition). London: Sage

Dymoke, S. (2009) Teaching English Texts 11 - 18. London: Continuum

Dymoke, S. and Harrison, J. (eds) (2008) Reflective Teaching and Learning: A Guide to Professional Issues for Beginning Secondary Teachers. London: Sage

Dymoke, S. (2003) Drafting and Assessing Poetry. London: Paul Chapman Publishing

Dymoke, S. (2001/2) Badger Key Stage 3 Literacy Starters (three Word Level books for Yrs 7, 8 and 9). Stevenage: Badger Publishing

Dymoke, S. and Quirke, M. (2000) Translations, Critical Reading at Post 16. Sheffield: NATE/YPS

Dymoke, S. (1997) The Handmaid's Tale, Critical Reading at Post 16. Sheffield: NATE/YPS

Book Chapters

Dymoke, S. (2018) 'Finding and Keeping Poetry' in Goodwyn, A., Durrant, C., Sawyer, W., Scherff, L. & Zancanella, D. (2018) The Future of English Teaching Worldwide: Celebrating 50 Years from the Dartmouth Conference. Abingdon/New York: Routledge/NATE.

Dymoke, S. (2016) 'Integrating poetry-focused digital technology within a literacy teacher education course' in C. Kosnik, S. White, C. Beck, B. Marshall, L. Goodwin, and J. Murray (eds) (2016) Building Bridges: Rethinking Literacy Teacher Education in a Digital Era. Rotterdam: Sense Publications.

Spiro, J. and Dymoke, S. (2015) 'Translating writing worlds: writing as a poet, writing as an academic' in Richards, J. and Jones, R. (eds.) (2015) Creativity in Language Teaching: Perspectives from Research and Practice. London: Routledge.

Dymoke, S. (2013) 'Opportunities or constraints? Making space' in Goodwyn, A., Reid, L and Durrant, C. International Perspectives on Teaching English in a Globalised World. London: Routledge.

Dymoke, S. (2011) ‘Creativity in English Teaching and Learning ’ in Davison, J., Daly, C. and Moss, J.  (eds) Debates in English Teaching. London: Routledge. pp 142 -156.

Dymoke, S. (2008) 'Exploring Poetry' in Dymoke, S., McMehan I., Royston, M. and Smith, J. (2008) Edexcel AS English Literature. London: Edexcel/Pearson

Dymoke, S. (2007) 'Refreshing the Aesthetic' in Ellis, V., Fox, C. and Street, B. (eds) Rethinking English in Schools. London:Continuum      

Dymoke, S. & Fraser, V. (2003) 'Teaching AS/A2 English Literature' in Clarke, S., Dickinson, J. & Westbrook, J. The Complete Guide to Becoming and English Teacher. London: Paul Chapman Publishing, pp  451 - 460 

Clarke, S. & Dymoke, S. (2003) 'Inclusion' in Clarke, S., Dickinson, J. and Westbrook, J. (eds) The Complete Guide to Becoming and English Teacher. London: Paul Chapman Publishing, pp. 146 – 158

Dymoke, S. (2000) 'Ways into teaching the Ghazal' in Goody, Joan (ed) Multicultural Literature in the Classroom. Sheffield: NATE/Arts Council

Dymoke, S. (1994) 'Writers into Schools' in Harrison, Bernard T. (ed) The Literate Imagination. London: David Fulton

Peer Refereed Journal Articles

Nakai, Y. and Dymoke, S. (forthcoming) Collaborative Research between UK and Japan on Poetry Writing Pedagogy in the Global Age: Trialling Poetry Writing Workshop techniques ( 国際化時代における詩創作教育学に関する日英共同研究:詩創作ワークショップ実践の試み), The Science of Reading.

Wilson, A. and Dymoke, S. (2017) Towards a model of poetry writing development as a socially contextualised process, Journal of Writing Research. 9 ( 2), 127-150 View |

Dymoke, S. (2017) 'Poetry is not a special club': how has an introduction to the secondary Discourse of Spoken Word made poetry a memorable experience for young people?, Oxford Review of Education. 43 (2) 225-241.

Dymoke, S. and Spiro, J. (2017) Poet-Academics and Academic-Poets: writing identities, practices and experiences within the Academy, Writing in Practice. Vol 3, March 2017

Dymoke, S. (2012) Opportunities or constraints? Where is the space for culturally responsive poetry teaching within high stakes testing regimes at 16+ in Aotearoa New Zealand and England? English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 11, 4.

Dymoke, S. (2012) Poetry is an unfamiliar text: locating poetry in Secondary English classrooms in New Zealand and England during a period of curriculum change. Changing English Studies in Reading and Culture, 19 (4) 395 -410.

Hughes, J. and Dymoke, S. (2011) “Wiki-Ed Poetry”: Transforming Preservice Teachers’ Preconceptions About Poetry and Poetry Teaching, Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 55 (1), 46 -56.

Dymoke, S. and Griffiths, R. (2010) ‘The Letterbox Club: the impact on looked after children and their carers of a national project aimed at raising achievements in literacy for children aged 7 to 11 in foster care’, Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 37 (1).

Dymoke, S. and Hughes, J. (2009) 'Using a poetry wiki: how can the medium support pre-service teachers of English in their professional learning about writing poetry and teaching poetry writing in a digital age' English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 8 (3).

Harrison, J.K., Dymoke, S. & Pell, T. (2006) Mentoring beginning teachers in secondary schools: an analysis of practice', Teacher and Teacher Education, Vol 22, 1055 - 1067

Dymoke, S. & Harrison J. K. (2006) ‘Professional Development and the Beginning Teacher: issues of teacher autonomy and institutional conformity in the performance review process’, Journal of Education for Teaching, Vol 32 (1), 71 -92.

Dymoke, S. (2005) 'Wireless Keyboards and Mice: could they enhance teaching and learning in the secondary English classroom', English in Education, 39(3), 62-77.

Cajkler, W. & Dymoke, S. (2005) ‘Grammar for Reading: why now and what for?’, Changing English, 12(1), 125 –136.

Dymoke, S. (2004) 'Stemming the Strategy flood tide in PGCE English', Education 3 -13, 32 (1), 45 -50.

Dymoke, S. (2002) 'The Dead Hand of the Exam: the impact of the NEAB anthology on GCSE poetry teaching', Changing English, March 2002, 9, (1) 85 - 92.

Dymoke, S. (2001) 'Taking Poetry off its Pedestal: the Place of Poetry in an Assessment-Driven Curriculum', English in Education, Vol 35, No 3, 32 -41.

Reviews and Professional Journal Articles

Dymoke, S. and Roversi, P. (2018) The genesis, writing and form of the poem DNA Time, Writing in Education, Issue 75, Summer 2018, 56 - 60.

Dymoke, S. (2016) 'It All Began with the Moon...Finding and Keeping Poetry', Teaching English, Issue 12, Autumn 2016, 27 - 32.

Dymoke, S. (2016) 'Reflections on Finding and Keeping Poetry', Anglo Files, Journal of English Teaching, The Danish Association of Teachers of English, Issue 181, 61 - 67.

Dymoke, S. (2015) 'Inside a poem's engine room: Making Poetry Happen', Anglo Files, Journal of English Teaching, The Danish Association of Teachers of English, Issue 175, 50 - 54.

Dymoke, S (2015) 'Speaking and Listening to Poetry', Teaching English, Issue 7, Spring 2015.

Dymoke, S. (2011) ‘Poetry in Aotearoa: a visitor’s impressions of poetry teaching’, English in Aotearoa, 74, 29 – 35.

Dymoke, S. (2005), ‘Reviews’, English Drama Media, 4, pp 37, 42, 51-52

Dymoke, S. (2004) ‘Reviews’, English Drama Media, 2, pp 44-45.

Dymoke, S. (2002) Review, Critical Survey, Vol 14, No 3 pp 86 - 88

Dymoke, S. (2002 -3) 'GCSE Poetry' series, Secondary English Magazine , Vol 6, nos 2, 4 & 6, Vol 7, no 1

Dymoke, S. (2001) 'Taking Stock of Drama', Secondary English Magazine , Vol 4, no 6

Dymoke, S. (2001) 'Taking Stock of Non Fiction', Secondary English Magazine , Vol 4, no 4

Dymoke, S. (2000) 'Taking Stock of Poetry', Secondary English Magazine, Vol 4, no 2

Dymoke, S. (1999) 'So you want to be a Head of English ?'- a five part management series for Secondary English Magazine (Vol 3 nos 1 - 5 1999 - 2000)

Dymoke, S. (1998) Review, Critical Survey, Vol 10, No 2 pp 94 - 97

Edited Volumes

Editor of English in Education (from September 2009 to November 2014); Guest Editor for 'Poetry Matters', English in Education Sept 2007, vol 41, 3; Series Editor for Critical Reading at Post 16, NATE

Poetry Publications

Dymoke, S. (2018) What They Left Behind. Nottingham, Shoestring Press

Dymoke, S. (2012) Moon at the Park and Ride. Nottingham: Shoestring Press

Croft, A. and Dymoke, S. (eds) (2006) Not Just A Game: sporting poetry. Nottingham: Five Leaves Publications                                                                                       
Dymoke, S. (2004) The New Girls. Nottingham: Shoestring Press

Dymoke, S. (1997) Lifting the Language. Nottingham: Shoestring Press

Dymoke, S. (1993) Hunting Ground. Nottingham: Slow Dancer

Dymoke, S. (1990) Sometime Other than Now. Nottingham: Slow Dancer

Dymoke, S. (1989) Colour Girl. Huddersfield: Smith/Doorstop

Dymoke, S. (1987) A Sort of Clingfilm. Sheffield: Wide Skirt Press

Poems also published in pamphlets such as 10 poems about knitting; magazines such as Writing Women, The North and The Reader, anthologies including Moses, Brian (ed)(2002) Are We Nearly There Yet? Basingstoke, Macmillan and Harvey, Anne (ed)(1994) Criminal Records, London, Viking and in The Independent on Sunday.

Web Pages

ESRC Poetry Matters seminar series pages at

Dymoke, S. (2008) 'Reading and Making Anthologies' London, The Poetry Society
Dymoke, S. (2002) 'Assessing Your Pupils' Poetry' London, The Poetry Society

Dymoke, S. (2001) 'Writing Dramatic Monologues' London, The Poetry Society

Conference Presentations

Symposium: Poetry Writing, Reading, Learning and Teaching, (Young Writers' Poetry Writing Development paper presented with Anthony Wilson), BERA Conference, University of Northumbria, 13th September 2018.

Young Writers' Poetry Writing Development, IFTE Research Conference, Aston University, 21st June 2018.

Keynote: Finding, Writing and Researching Poetry, Graduate School of Education, University of Hiroshima, Japan, 13th December 2017

Poetry Writing development as a socially contextualized practice, English Futures Conference, English Association/NAWE, Universities of Newcastle and Northumbria, July 2017.

The Harold Rosen Memorial Lecture: Finding and Keeping Poetry. Given at The 50 years after Dartmouth Research Symposium, NATE, Stratford-upon-Avon, 26th June 2016.

Inside the poem's engine room: Making Poetry Happen panel, International Federation for the Teaching of English Conference, Fordham University, New York, US, 6 -9 July 2015

Making Poetry Happen: transforming the poetry classroom, The Place for Poetry conference, Goldsmiths, University of London, 8 May 2015

Striking Lines: poetry made memorable, Poetry and Memory Conference, University of Cambridge, March 2015.

Writing Identities: poetic and academic selves, 4th International Conference on Value and Virtue in Practice-Based Research, York St John University, 22- 23 July 2014

Poetic and Academic Identities, NATE Conference, Bristol, 27 - 29 June 2014

What is happening with digital technology in my context? Rethinking Literacy Teacher Education for the Digital Era, OISE/University of Toronto SSHRC symposium. London, 5 - 6 June 2014

Finding poetry writing in the New Zealand English curriculum, Research on Poetry Writing symposium at EARLI Writing SIG conference, Polo University, Porto, Portugal, 11 - 13 July 2012

Finding Poetry in the New Zealand English curriculum: the teaching of found poetry, NATE conference, York, 29 June 2012

Poetry Teaching in the Diverse Cultural Contexts of New Zealand and the United Kingdom, AERA Conference, Vancouver, Canada April 2012

‘Teaching Poetry in the Diverse Cultural Contexts of New Zealand and the United Kingdom', ESRC Poetry Matters Seminar 3, University of Leicester, September 2011

What are the challenges and pleasures of learning to teach poetry in diverse cultural settings? IFTE, University of Auckland, New Zealand, April 2011

Pre-service English teachers: what does their Masters level assignment work reveal about developing pedagogical concerns?. IFTE, University of Auckland, New Zealand, April 2011

Beginning teaching and learning at Masters level: student teachers' pedagogic and academic concerns: BERA, University of Warwick, September 2010

PGCE English and Masters level: assignment choices and pedagogical concerns: NATE Conference, Hinckley Island Hotel, July 2010

Beyond The Frame: Poems and Reflections on painting and sculpture: Brown Bag Research Presentation, English Department, Nottingham Trent University, Jan 2010

Poetry and Children in Public Care Poetry and Childhood Conference at the British Library, University of Cambridge, April 2009

Using a Poetry Wiki to develop Beginning Teachers’ Confidence in Writing Poetry. NATE Conference, Hinckley Island Hotel, April 2009

How can participation in a poetry wiki enable beginning teachers to develop their confidence in poetry writing? ECER, Gothenburg University, September 2008

Keynote speaker: Not Just a Game: keeping poetry alive in the English curriculum UKLA research day, UKLA International Conference, University of Swansea, July 2007

Pre-service poetry teaching: can the pursuit of quality also embrace creativity? AERA, Chicago, April 2007

Why Poetry? What is it for? Why English? International conference, Department of Educational Studies, Oxford University, October 2006

The developing poetry subject knowledge and creativity of trainee English teachers, UKLA International Conference, University of Nottingham, July 2006

Keynote Address: Lighting the Fuse of Poetry, NATE Conference, Sheffield Hallam University, March 2006

The Use of Asynchronous Discussion Boards as a Data Collection Tool in a Collaborative E-learning Wireless Technology Project, Eden Open Classroom Conference, Poitiers, October 2005

Using Wireless Keyboards to Enhance Teaching and Learning in the Secondary English Curriculum, NATE Conference research strand, University of Manchester, February 2005

The Professional Development of Beginning Teachers, BERA Conference, UMIST, September 2004

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