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National Poetry Day 2017 – Free the Poem Event, Exeter Library!

  I had a finger operation a couple of weeks ago, so National Poetry Day/Week was a little quieter this year for me. However I spent all day, on the day, retweeting National Poetry Day tweets from all and sundry – both as myself, @lizpoet, and on behalf of The Children’s Poetry Summit – @kidspoetsummit. …

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Shortlisted for the North Somerset Teachers’ Book Awards!

Jan Dean, Michaela Morgan and I are thrilled to have been shortlisted for this award! Thank you, North Somerset Teachers, if anyone knows a good book for young people, a teacher does. The other books shortlisted are A poem for Every Night of the Year, edited by Allie Esiri (I’m in this one!), illustrated by …

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A Poem for Every Day of the Year

Today is publication day for this little (actually not so little) beauty. The sister volume to A Poem for Every Night of the Year, this is also edited by the talented and wonderful Allie Esiri. The poems are an eclectic, delicious mix – I love the fact that there is space for each one to …

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Reaching the Stars in NPD List of Books to Inspire Children!

Yes – poetry IS booming, and in the run up to National Poetry Day (run by Forward Arts Foundation), this year on the 28th September, NPD is promoting a list of poetry books. In the list of books to inspire children, Reaching the Stars features! I wrote Reaching the Stars, Poems about Extraordinary Women and …

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A Rocketful of Space Poems

                          Today I received my copy of this book, published by Francis Lincoln –  space poems collected by John Foster, and illustrated by Korky Paul. This book has quite a history – it was first commissioned in 2004, but publishing was put back …

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Book Announcement – Yippee!

THRILLED to be able to show you the gorgeous cover of my new animal shape poem book, written with lovely Sue Hardy-Dawson and Roger Stevens. This has been a labour of love; shape poems are hard, it’s tricky to get the words in the right place and the shape of the animals exactly right when …

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National Poetry Day Competition – win some fab books, including mine!

Yes – World Book Day, in partnership with National Poetry Day (this year on 28th September), are giving away an impressive pack of stupendous poetry! This is what you could win: This is the sister anthology to the award-winning  A Poem for Every Night of the Year, Macmillan, illustrated by Zanna Goldhawk, which is also …

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Reaching the Stars long listed for an award!

Reaching the Stars, Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls, Pub. Macmillan, written by me, Jan Dean and Michaela Morgan, has been long listed for a North Somerset Teachers’ Book Award, in the poetry section. I’d like to thank them very much – have a look at the following link to read the review: North Somerset Teachers’ Book …

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X is for X Ray – Marie Curie, #AtoZ Challenge

By Nobel foundation [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons . This entry is taken from my book, Reaching for the Stars, Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls, written with Jan Dean and Michaela Morgan, published by Macmillan. . Marie Curie was born Marie Sklodowska in 1867in Poland. She went to Sorbonne University, Paris, when she moved in with …

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U is for Ursula K Le Guin, Author, #AtoZ Challenge

  Ursula Le Guin image by Gorthian, by CC Licence. . This special entry is again by one of my fellow authors of my new book Reaching the Stars, Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls – the wonderful and talented Jan Dean! The Wizard of Earthsea was one of my favourite books. . Ursula Kroeber Le …

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