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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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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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A tanka and haiku for National Poetry Day Message poems by Pris Campbell

a tanka . sewage fills the river my tears accompany the dead fish on their last journey home . . . three haiku . . hazy day soot falls from the sky like rain . baby sea turtle bright condo lights lead him astray from the moon . wildflowers gone from where once I climbed …

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National Poetry Day Message Poem by Harvey Roberts

Apology to a Lion . Sorry lion, your incredible head is at the end of my bed. . Sorry lion, all your little cubs were shot dead by mugs. . Sorry lion, your magnificent coat is carpet in a boat. . Sorry lion, your wonderful wife was killed by a knife. . Sorry lion, your …

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