The Dymock Poets
The Dymock Poets were a literary group of men in the early 20th century who found common interest and inspiration in Gloucestershire, more specifically, in the town of Dymock, England. The group consisted of six poets: Lascelles Abercrombie, Wilfrid Gibson, John Drinkwater, Rupert Brooke, Robert Frost, and Edward Thomas. Their work was inspired by their mutual friendships, their love for the countryside, and the common concern about World War I. Very few students in high school have heard of the Dymock Poets or have had access to their poetry. For that reason, I constructed a four-week unit to educate high school seniors about Dymock poetry and the Dymock countryside through the use of activities and assignments that increase comprehension and utilize reading, writing, creative, and analytical skills.