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Category Archives: Poetry news

It’s World Poetry Day!

  It being World Poetry Day, it’s probably a good idea if I post a post a poem – so here it is – At the Match with my earwig!   At the Match . They didn’t like my earwig, the reason I don’t know, but they chanted when I took him, earwig go, earwig go, …

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Reaching the Stars – first review from Lovereading4kids

. Reaching the Stars by Jan Dean, me, and Michaela Morgan, cover art by Steph Says Hello. We have had our first review by Andrea Reece from Lovereading4kids – and it’s a lovely one! Thank you, Andrea! New poems by three of our brightest and liveliest poets are gathered together in this anthology which celebrates …

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Poets Write Where They Can… The Video!

. Many years ago, poet Roger Stevens invited other children’s poets to take part in a poetry retreat in Shropshire. I wasn’t a new poet at the time, I was fairly well published, but I didn’t know many other children’s poets at all. I was rather shy of meeting them. But I decided to go – …

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Reaching the Stars, Poems About Extraordinary Women and Girls Publication Day!

. Yes, today is PUBLICATION DAY of this book written with Jan Dean and Michaela Morgan, pub. Macmillan. It’s been going down very well with audiences. If you’d like Jan Dean, Michaela Morgan or myself to visit your school with this book for readings and or workshops, please contact me at lizpoet @ gmail.com Here’s one …

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Reaching the Stars at International Women’s Day, M Shed

. On Saturday, I was at the International Women’s Day event hosted by Bristol Women’s Voice at the M Shed in Bristol – by the beautiful harbour in the city centre – here’s the view out of the window: . . I was there selling copies of Reaching the Stars, Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls, pub. Macmillan, which …

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Imagine Poetry Festival at the National Poetry Library

On Monday 13th February I had a lovely day performing some animal shape poems to a brilliant audience, in what has to be one of the most wonderfully poetry-filled venues ever – the children’s section of the National Poetry Library at the Southbank Centre. I have animated my poems so that the shape of the …

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Reaching the Stars – my new book, with Jan Dean and Michaela Morgan

It arrived this morning from Macmillan – this beautiful book! . Working with the wonderful and lovely Jan Dean and Michaela Morgan, this was a pleasure to write! Published by Macmillan, and published on March 9, (cover art by StephSays Hello), you can order it here. It has been timed to chime with the 100th anniversary …

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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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