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!
Celia performing her fabulous poem, Pelican.
If you’d like to read more about Celia, here is her entry in the A-Z, above: Celia Warren.
Ooooooh… Jan Dean.
Susan Richardson‘s beautiful poem was recorded for National Poetry Day 2015, when the theme was light. Susan Richardson’s work celebrates and defends animals and wild places. She has a new book out – Words the Turtle Taught me, available here. Slavka Liskova is an actor. Filmed by Peter Brownlee, Chew Valley Films.
Gerard Benson was a wonderful poet (and friend). His excellent books can be bought here. Here he is in about 2012, reading his poem The Cat and the Pig.
Halloween was a little busy for me (it’s my birthday and I fell over and hurt my leg, all better now thank you) and I forgot to post this – but it’s never too late!
Michaela and her poem, Elm Street Dinner:
Bernard Young reads his poem Absent.