Hello! Today, Matt and Roger and I are launching Be the Change, Poems to Help you Save the World in performance – brought to you from lockdown in Manchester, Bristol and somewhere deep in France… we are wondering whether to do some lesson plans for other poems in the book, if you’d like that, could you get in touch so we can gauge demand?
So – without further ado – the poets perform!
Hope you enjoyed that!
Many poems have little tips at the end for ways in which young people can help save the planet with small, achievable actions.
The book is available here on Amazon, (also available on Kindle), and here from an independent book shop.
Here are some of the illustrations from the award-winning book:
Apes to Zebras can be purchased here and here.
Catherine Benson’s gorgeous poem, Wing Bone, which is loosely on the subject of Change, for National Poetry Day.
Another poem with the loose association with Change, for National Poetry Day.
A poem on the subject of ‘Change’ in the run-up to National Poetry Day, October 4th. This poem appears in my book Animal Magic, pub. IRON Press.
As part of National Poetry Day 21015, we made 14 poetry on 2015s theme of ‘Light’. This poem by Pie Corbett, read during one day on the streets of Bristol, also fits 2018s theme – ‘Change’.
National Poetry Day this year is on 4th October.
Ed Boxall’s is an artist poet, and his work can be found here.
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.
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.
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!