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Author Archive: Liz Brownlee

One Minute till Bedtime Blog Tour

. Today, many of the authors published in this wonderful book, published on December 8th, are posting a poem that they sent for consideration but which didn’t make it into the book – interesting from a number of angles! Here is the link to Jackie Hosking’s Blog, where you will find the the blog addresses for all …

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National Poetry Day Competition Winners!

Many thanks to all the people who entered this competition, there were wonderful entries, if you’d like to read most of them, please click here. First of all I’d like to say a huge thank you to Forward Arts Foundation for the wonderful book prizes for the adult winners: And a huge thank you to Macmillan …

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100 Brilliant Poems for Children

Another fabulous poetry collection, this time chosen by Paul Cookson: What can I say? We were asked to send in brilliant poems and it seems everyone did! Mine is a shape poem. But there is every type of poetry represented in this great book. A good choice for schools with its range of poets and styles. …

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Wonderland – Alice in Poetry

Looking through my archives I realise I haven’t mentioned the publication of this exquisite book yet, collected by the wonderful Michaela Morgan: This was a fun book to write for – in Alice in Poetry there are all the original poems in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, with the original illustrations by the incomparable Sir John …

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Is This a Poem?

Another new anthology! The children’s poetry world is coming alive!   This excellent book, edited by Roger Stevens and illustrated with great fun by Spike Gerrel, takes a trip through a journey of different types of poetry – there are advertising jingles, football chants, haiku, free verse, rap, shape poems, riddles, poems that rhyme and …

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One Minute Till Bedtime

This gorgeous book is due to be published in two weeks in the UK – out a few weeks in the States, it has already garnered prestigious starred reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal. Along with many wonderful other poets – I have a poem inside. It’s an utterly engaging book, the poems collected by …

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National Poetry Day Message Poem by Bernard Young

To The Great Provider . Dear Great Provider, This is to thank you for the delicious cheese you so thoughtfully provide. Thank you. . However, (and I do hope this doesn’t seem ungrateful) would it be possible to place it by the side of our hole and not on the spikes of the thing that …

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National Poetry Day Message Poem by Pie Corbett

Message for the Mosquito who shares my bedroom. . I’m fed up with the way you keep me awake. . You wait till I’ve just turned out the light and settled down for a good night’s zizz before starting up your irritating whine, announcing, ‘Mister Mosquito is out for a bite.’ . At any second …

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National Poetry Day Message Poem by Heather F Reid

Another great poem from Heather! . Letters of Apology . Dear black and white cat who I chased up a tree, why did you hiss at me so viciously? I didn’t intend to upset you that way, I hoped we’d be friends and you’d hang out and play. Well, when I say play, I mean …

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National Poetry Day Message Poem by Heather F Reid

Request from a Guide Dog . If we should meet, please don’t tempt me with treats or excite me or jiggle my ears. . Don’t invite me to play or put things in my way, I’ve been training for this day for years.   Don’t stand firm in my route and shout ‘ISN’T HE CUTE!’ …

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