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Monthly Archives: April, 2018

P is for Children’s Poets Trevor Parsons and Brian Patten, #AtoZChallenge #ZtoA

Brian Patten Photography Credit: APEX Brian Patten Brian Patten writes for both adults and children and his books have been translated into many languages. An accomplished performer of both humorous and serious work, he has performed in venues as varied as The Islamic Students Union in Khartoum, local schools, and the Royal Festival Hall on …

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R is for Children’s Poets John Rice, John H Rice, Rachel Rooney, Michael Rosen, and Coral Rumble #AtoZChallenge #ZtoA

Coral Rumble . Coral Rumble Coral Rumble has worked as a poet and performer for may years and now specialises in writing and performing for children. She has three collections, Creatures, Teachers and Family Features, Breaking the Rules, illustrated by Nigel Baines, and My Teacher’s as Wild as a Bison, also illustrated by Nigel Baines, and has poems …

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Q is for Children’s Poet Shazea Quraishi, #AtoZChallenge

. Shazea Quraishi Shazea Quraishi is a Pakistani-born Canadian poet and translator whose poems have appeared in UK and US publications including The Financial Times, The Guardian, Modern Poetry in Translation and Poetry Review.  Her collection The Art of Scratching was published by Bloodaxe Books in 2015, and she is adapting her chapbook ‘The Courtesans Reply’ …

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S is for Children’s Poets Darren Sardelli, Robert Schechter, Joshua Seigal, Andrea Shavick, Marilyn Singer, Lemn Sissay, Roger Stevens, Alan Summers, George Szirtes

George Szirtes   . George Szirtes George Szirtes was born in Hungary in 1948 and came to England as a refugee in 1956. He trained as an artist and has written over twenty books of poetry in English, some of which have won prizes, such as the Faber Prize, and the T S Eliot Prize, …

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Gerard Benson

It’s the late Gerard Benson’s birthday today – so to celebrate, here he is in a video I have not shared before. Some years ago at a poetry retreat he performed the Blacksmith poem – in Anglo-Saxon! It’s just amazing how much of it you can understand.  Anglo-Saxon forms a great deal of our English …

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Postcard Heaven!

When Apes to Zebras, an A-Z of Shape Poems (by me, Sue Hardy-Dawson, and Roger Stevens) came out, Bloomsbury kindly sent a whole load of postcards for advertising it; and very beautiful they are too, with two shape poems by me, two by Sue and two by Roger in each pack. Apes to Zebras is …

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T is for Children’s Poets Jill Townsend and Nick Toczek #AtoZChallenge #ZtoA

  Jill Townsend . Jill Townsend Jill Townsend has had poems for children published in over 80 anthologies and her collection, Going To The Olympics, is available from Amazon on Kindle or for download to a p.c. She also writes for adults. Her website is here. . Here is one of her lovely poems:   …

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U is for Children’s Poet, Kaye Umansky! #AtoZChallenge

. Kaye Umansky Kaye Umansky started writing stories when she was a child. She trained as a teacher and taught Drama, Music and English, and carried on writing stories in her spare time. In 1985 she had her first book published, and is now is best known for her funny children’s novels, like the Pongwiffy …

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V is for Children’s Poets Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, Tracie Vaughn and Philip de Vos

Philip de Vos . . Philip de Vos Philip de Vos used to be a language teacher and opera singer; he is also a photographer, radio presenter and award-winning writer and poet. He has published 30 books of light verse, limericks, novels and children’s books in both English and Afrikaans. He has also done rhyming translations …

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W is for Children’s Poets Philip Waddell, Kate Wakeling, Celia Warren, Zaro Weil, Colin West, Robert Paul Weston, and Chris White

This is a temporary post – the full A-Z list of children’s poets will be posted permanently at http://www.poetryroundabout.com after April. . Chris White    . .  . Chris White Chris White is a writer, illustrator and performance poet. Those are his illustrations at the top! He has had many poetry and story books published …

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