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Hannah Lowe: The Kids

How does an adult write about children? In particular, what are the obligations, constraints and concerns about duty of care that arise when a teacher portrays the lives of her students? The poet and memoirist, Hannah Lowe, reflects on the process of writing about youths in her new collection, The Kids. Lowe considers the challenges of editing, inhabiting a young person’s voice, conjuring empathy and understanding for the teenagers she taught and excited about poetry when composing her latest poems.