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Sir Andrew Motion on poetry competition for teenagers

8 January 2013 Last updated at 12:52 GMT

An online anthology representing eight centuries of poetry in English has been published - to be used as part of a National Poetry Competition for secondary school pupils.

The competition invites teenagers in England to memorise and recite poems from the anthology.

It wants to rekindle the idea of pupils learning poetry by heart.

The former poet laureate Sir Andrew Motion helped select the poetry included.