Judith wrote her first poem when she was 7. Her first job was writing for a women’s magazine, and after she got married and had three children she became a teacher; it was only later she become a professional writer, and since then she has written or compiled over 50 books for children of all ages. Her poems have appeared in hundreds of anthologies. She has appeared on television programmes for schools and run performances and workshops with pupils or teachers in over 500 schools, from Berwick-on-Tweed to Penzance, The South Bank Centre in London to Strasbourg, California – and dozens in Wiltshire!
Here is a lovely poem by Judith:
gone with the wind,
shiver of air,
I hide, I glide,
I stride through air,
shatter the day-star dappled light
over forest floor.
The world’s in my grasp!
I am windsong,
the arm of the law.
© Judith Nicholls (1990, from DRAGONSFIRE by Judith Nicholls, pub. Faber. Reprinted by permission of the author.)
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