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Welcome to Poetry Roundabout!

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.

A-Z COMPETITION!

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!

Posted in Poetry in Education

Teachers!

Do you want to enthuse your pupils with a love of words and give them ways of expressing themselves and extend their vocabulary at the same time as giving them a fabulously entertaining day?

There is one way to do this – invite a poet in to your school to read, perform, excite, enthuse, inspire and do workshops with them!

In the tabs at the top of the site is an A-Z of poets working in schools. Most are working in this country. Have a look! There may be one near you… including me!

Posted in National Poetry Day 2018

Otter-Barry Books to Publish Official National Poetry Day Anthology

Independent publisher Otter-Barry Books will be publishing Poetry For a Change, the official children’s anthology for National Poetry Day on 4th October.

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.

 

Posted in Poetry Competition

Causley Trust Young Poets Prize 2018

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!

Details here.