Roger Stevens performing Dog Poem – Roger has a new book, The Waggiest Tails (Otter-Barry), written with Brian Moses, out now – actually, the poems are all written by dogs. There is even one by Lola, the dog in this video! Available here.
Are you a young poet? Do you know a young poet?
The Young Poets Network is calling all young poets and poetry-lovers aged 11-17 to give their opinions on poetry, by filling in a survey by 21st of May.
You could win a bundle of poetry books!
Here’s the link.
Wow. It’s pretty gorgeous, isn’t it? I am so PROUD of this book, written with my lovely poet friends Sue Hardy-Dawson and Roger Stevens. We worked very hard on this book – and Bloomsbury have done us proud. It’s for 8 and up, but children as young as 3 have been enjoying it, because the words are in shapes, apparently! Here is a link to the latest of it’s fab reviews, this one from The Reader Teacher.
Bloomsbury are giving one away in the UK – all you have to do is click on the link to enter.
“WIN a copy of our gorgeous new poetry book by @Lizpoet @SueHardyDawson and @PoetryZone PLUS a sumptuous A3 print and fun postcards by liking and sharing our pinned Facebook post by Thursday 22nd March!”
Click here to enter: http://bit.ly/2DvIFuy
If you do, then follow the Children’s Poetry Summit on Twitter at @kidspoetsummit.
The Children’s Poetry Summit tweets news and poems and fun anything to do with children’s poetry every day of the year.
If you’d like to know what else they do, this is their mission statement:
Children’s Poetry Summit
The Children’s Poetry Summit is a UK network of individuals and organisations actively interested in poetry for children. It provides a regular forum for discussion, information exchange, sharing of ideas and good practice, and a pressure group which campaigns for children’s poetry.
Members are children’s poets, publishers, teachers, librarians, booksellers, organisations and individuals interested in children’s poetry
Our principle aims are to:
- exchange information and ideas, keep up to date with what is currently happening and generally raise the profile of children’s poetry
- create opportunities and campaign on behalf of poetry for children and teens through publishing, bookselling, in schools, teacher training colleges and literature organisations
- support and promote the writing of poetry by children
In pursuance of these aims we undertake to:
- encourage wide participation in the group, to include poets, teachers, librarians, publishers, literature organisations and booksellers
- exploit potential of social media – maintain a regular presence on Facebook and Twitter and consider setting up a Blog where opinions and activities relating to the Summit can be expressed
- make use of all opportunities to promote Poetry Summit – IBBY UK Newsletter, YLG E-Newsletter, BooksforKeeps, Conferences, The Poetry Library, The Poetry Society, TES, The Guardian and other media outlets.
- follow up on opportunities to provide platforms for and promote each other’s work
In other words if you are a parent, teacher, librarian, bookseller or anyone else interested in children’s poetry news, this is the Twitter account to follow!