Lifesaving Poems: Riddle 7 (The Exeter Book)

Sometime in 1997 I went to hear Kevin Crossley-Holland give a reading at Exeter Central Library. I’d heard he was … More

Scribbling With Delight

When I speak to trainee primary school teachers about their views of poetry I am often struck by their divergent … More

Lifesaving Poems: Shel Silverstein’s ‘Not Me’

I wrote yesterday about pitching poems in the classroom which are aimed not at the crowd but perhaps one child. … More

Finding ‘And Yet the Books’

One year I decided that I would decorate one of my teaching rooms with my collection of Poems on the … More