Blog: Poet Cornered
For over thirty years, if you have been travelling on a London tube train, you might have been lucky enough to sit opposite not just an advertisement but a poem. 'Poems on the Underground' was the idea of the writers, Judith Chernaik, Cicely Herbert and Gerard Benson and was launched in 1986.
Don't forget, Poetry Roundabout gives an extensive list of poets who have written for children and includes well-known names like McGough and Zephaniah as well as many far less familiar.
I've just had a letter from Bloomsbury Publishing to say that I've had one of my poems chosen to be in a new collection of puzzle poetry for children called Puzzles, Riddles and Paradiddles. I'd sent in four poems to the editor and was quite surprised by the one chosen........
Don't forget, if you really need a children's poet (and some people do) then have a look at the Poetry Roundabout as it gives an extensive list and includes well-known names like McGough and Zephaniah as well as many far less familiar.