Poetry Roundabout is the go-to place to find anything and everything about poetry for young people. Poems do not have to be written specifically for young people to be accessible to them; content is however always suitable. This is a place of fun poetry, interesting poetry, lyrical poetry, poems in all different forms and shapes and sizes! Visit for interviews with the best children’s poets, poetry news, how to write poems, poems of course, and poetry book reviews… and more besides! For teachers, young people’s poets, and poets who are young people!
Teachers, Editors, Publishers, people who wish to employ a poet! At the top in the tabs you will find an A-Z of poets and their poems from the UK, US and round the world.
We had a late entry to the competition, who got all the answers correct! Congratulations to Laura Mucha, the proud new owner of a copy of Apes to Zebras, an A-Z of Shape Poems!
Are you between 11-18 and a budding writer? The University and Young Norfolk Arts Festival are holding a competition inspired by the beautiful Lost Words book by artist Jackie Morris and writer Robert Macfarlane.
This poem was written just after this amazing moth’s behaviour had been recorded. The scientists involved kindly sent me the only photographs of its existence, with the moth actually on the robin’s head, its proboscis outstretched into – well, you’ll have to listen to the poem.
National Poetry Day encourages everyone to read, share and enjoy poems on one special day each year.
There are a number of National Poetry Day Ambassadors who do their very best to spread the joy on NPD and throughout the week of NPD – and indeed, throughout the year. Those ambassadors have each written a poem and chosen a poem on the theme of ‘change’ to go in the book, which is beautifully illustrated by Chie Hosaka.
See some of the beautiful poems and illustrations on the Otter-Barry link.
To celebrate the work of Charles Causley and to encourage young writers to follow in his footsteps, the Charles Causley Trust is again organising this popular, annual, free to enter competition. It is open to all young people, aged 5-18, living in Cornwall.
A chance to win books and a writing workshop with a professional writer for you and your friends!
Leilah Boukhedenna charmingly performs Roger Stevens’ Judy’s Dog Poem. Roger has recently written a book with Brian Moses, The Waggiest Tails: Poems Written by Dogs, illustrated by Ed Boxall, (Otter-Barry).
This film was made at an interactive, multi-media, ten-day family poetry exhibition at the Arnolfini in Bristol, 2009. All the paraphernalia is still around and just waiting for a new venue to explode in – could it be yours?