Pens down, everybody! Now look at me... Today we meet poets Kate Wakeling and Rachel Piercey, editor of Tyger Tyger Magazine, who will share insights about writing poetry for children -- the language, considerations and freedoms.
We'll hear Kate read from Cloud Soup and Moon Juice (from the Emma Press) and Rachel read her poems from the Big Amazing Poetry Book (Macmillan) We contrast this with their work in publications for grown-ups, such as Rachel's Disappointing Alice pamphlet from Happenstance, and Kate'sThe Rainbow Faults from Rialto's Bridge Pamphlets series.
We pause outside the head teacher's office where Robin and Peter, in trouble again for running in the corridor, are discussing the ways poetry reached them as children and they share two excellent children's poems from Zaro Weil and Brian Patten.
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