Congratulations to Sue Hardy-Dawson, who was shortlisted for the CLiPPA award this year with her excellent and much recommended book, Where Zebras Go, Otter-Barry Books.
Here she is a few years ago performing her poem Terrible Lizards, by permission in Bristol Museum and Art Gallery.
Philip Waddell is a witty and prolific poet whose poems can be found in many anthologies. Here he is performing his dragon poem, Ashley.
A perfect end to the week which included Empathy Day, Laura Mucha performing her poem Get Off!
Jan Dean’s latest book is Reaching the Stars, Poems about Extraordinary Women and Girls, pub. Macmillan, written with Liz Brownlee and Michaela Morgan.
Wonderful Jane Clarke, poet and picture book author, performs Are We There Yet? My favourite of her rhyming picture books is Stuck in the Mud.
Celia Warren is an editor and a poet. Her beautifully illustrated book for the RSPB, The RSPB Anthology of Wildlife Poetry, A&C Black, is available here, and her anthology A Time to Speak and a Time to Listen, Schofield & Sims, is available here; a Teacher’s Guide is available to accompany this book. Her worm poem collection, Don’t Poke a Worm till it Wriggles, is available here.
This video was one of a collection used at Arnolfini in Bristol during Bristol Poetry Festival, for a Poetry Exhibition.
Artist and poet Catherine Benson performs her poem, The Bear in the Bin. As Cathy Benson, she illustrated the poetry book Blast Off, by Carole Bromley.
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.
For National Poetry Day 2015’s theme of ‘light’ we filmed people in Bristol whose lives involved light in some way. Here are some of them performing She Walks in Beauty by George, Lord Byron.
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).
Coral performs her moving poem, Dancing Bear.
Filmed at Folly Farm, Somerset, Celia performs her poem A Liking for a Viking!
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?