September 7, 2016

Summer is nearly over and I've been spending my days writing - but it's time to put my pen down and turn to other matters. September has started well with the arrival of three new poetry anthologies which feature several of my children's poems. All the books out on sal...

July 19, 2016

The theme of National Poetry Day this year is Messages.

This celebration of all things poetic takes place on October 6th in schools and venues across the country - and was officially launched at the 2016 CLiPPA Awards this month. I was lucky enough to be invited along t...

July 14, 2015

The newly appointed Children's Laureate Chris Ridell has kindly drawn some sketches to go with my poem 'Six Facts About Light' (from my latest collection My Life as a Goldfish). It's great to see Light interpreted in this way.

The upcoming theme of National Po...

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