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Author Archive: Liz Brownlee

AtoZChallenge; J is for James Carter

James Carter is an award-winning children’s poet, non-fiction and educational writer and INSET provider. He is the author of over 16 popular and best-selling poetry titles. James travels all over the UK and abroad with his guitar (that’s Keith) and melodica (that’s Steve) to give very lively poetry/music performances and workshops. His latest poetry/non-fiction picture …

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AtoZChallenge; I is for I’m Igserious, by Robert Schechter

Robert Schechter’s children’s poetry has appeared in Highlights for Children, Cricket, Ladybug, and various major anthologies. His website is here. Here is his fun poem for the poetry feast beginning with the letter ‘I’: . I’m Igserious   If “ignoble” means “not noble,” it seems to me that “ig” should make all words their opposites. You’re “small”? No, you’re …

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AtoZChallenge; H is for Sue Hardy-Dawson

© Sue Hardy-Dawson Sue Hardy-Dawson is a Yorkshire born poet, artist, and illustrator (she illustrated poet Matt Goodfellow’s first book, Carry Me Away), and is widely published in children’s poetry anthologies. She enjoys visiting schools and has provided workshops for the Prince of Wales Foundation for Children and the Arts. Being dyslexic she takes a …

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AtoZChallenge; G is for Matt Goodfellow

Matt Goodfellow (links to What Poetry Offers in the Classroom) is a poet and National Poetry Day Ambassador. His most recent collections are The Same Inside (Macmillan 2018), written with Liz Brownlee and Roger Stevens, and his solo collection, Chicken on the Roof  illustrated by Hanna Asen (Otter Barry 2018). He visits schools, libraries and festivals …

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Bristol Hand-Made Book Fair – and Ed Boxall!

So last weekend was a busy weekend, what with one thing and another, but we did manage to squeeze in a little time to visit Bristol Hand-Made Book Fair which is always fun. And met up with the lovely Ed Boxall, children’s poet. Lola came too, of course! I came away with two of Ed’s …

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AtoZ Challenge; F is for Fish Ventriloquist by Brian Moses

Lovely Brian Moses (links to Where Do You Get Your Ideas From?) has been a professional children’s poet since 1988; he has over 200 books published including volumes of his own poetry such as A Cat Called Elvis and Lost Magic: The Very Best of Brian Moses , (both Macmillan and illustrated by Chris Garbutt), anthologies, and picture …

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AtoZChallenge; E is for Ed Boxall!

Ed Boxall is my E in the poetry feast – Ed is a writer, illustrator, performer and educator and likes to make poems, pictures, stories and songs. Ed’s first full collection of poetry is  Me and My Alien Friend, published by Troika. He runs workshops, residencies and special events based on his writing and illustration, …

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AtoZChallenge; D is for Jan Dean

D in the Poetry Feast is Jan Dean – oh, Jan is fun. She is also a National Poetry Day Ambassador, writing poems in a tucked away corner of her house, next to a rubber chicken handbag and Templeton the kiwi.  She has two full collections of poetry, three collaborations and is in over a …

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#AtoZChallenge C is for Children’s Poet Dom Conlon

Letter C in the Poetry Feast belongs to Dom Conlon. Dom launched onto the children’s poetry scene with Astro Poetica, illustrated by Jools Wilson, a lovely collection of poems inspired by space and praised by Nicola Davies, Jon Culshaw, George Szirtes and many more. Since then he has been published in magazines and anthologies whilst …

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A to Z Challenge, A Feast of Poets and Poems, B is for Liz Brownlee

Sue Hardy-Dawson, Me and Roger Stevens after our NSTBA win The second post is me, because I handily have a surname beginning with B. I’m a children’s poet and National Poetry Day Ambassador, a role I take very seriously. I’m having to repost this blog from Poetry Roundabout, my website to showcase all children’s poets …

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