Blog Posts tagged: poetry

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Nalini Paul: The Place and the Personal in Nature Poetry

Award-winning poet Nalini Paul explores the genre-expanding opportunities presented by nature writing.

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14 Amazing Scottish Poetry Books of 2017

It was a year of ups and downs for the Scottish poetry world, but that didn't prevent some of the country's greats from producing some outstanding work

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Michael Foreman on illustrating A Child's Garden of Verses

We're celebrating Robert Louis Stevenson Week by giving away some beautiful copies of A Child's Garden of Verses, illustrated by the legendary Michael Foreman. In this blog post, Michael talks about illustrating the book and which poems mean the most to him. Don't forget to enter our competition at the bottom of the post!

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5 Reasons Why Poetry is Perfect for Little Ones

Poetry is not just for older children - it's perfect for babies and little ones too. Find out more as we celebrate National Poetry Day this week.

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Muriel Spark, Sports Commentary, and the Spoken Word

Think football and Muriel Spark don't mix? Think again! In this post, guest author Willy Maley discusses Spark, football and the link between commentary and the traditions of oral storytelling.

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Our Poet Visit: Theresa Munoz

In early July 2017, the poet and literary critic Theresa Munoz visited schools across Teesside for a week of workshops as part of the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour. Here, Mia Ainsley and Maisie Kennedy, two Year 9 pupils from Our Lady and St Bede Academy, write about their experience of the event and what they enjoyed most.

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Play our Literary Limerick Game!

Can you guess the famous work of fiction from these five-line poems?

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RLS Fellowship: France Will Solve Everything

Poet, performer and promoter Rachel McCrum offers a peek into her diary, written during her stay at Grez-sur-Loing as part of her Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship.

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AM Muses: Finding Time to Write as a Single Mother

How do you find the time to write when you're the busy parent of two young children? Poet Janette Ayachi reveals how she captures her muses and puts them to work in the wee hours.

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Poetic Spacing

Thoughts on Poetic Spacing

Poet Theresa Muñoz tells us about the nuances of the poetic line and talks about how important spacing is in poetry.

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