The Joy of Poetry
Over the last few weeks we have been thinking a lot about the joy of poetry. One of our Directors, Siân Williams, has been pulling poetry collections down from her shelves and revisiting all of the marvellous poets we have worked with over the years, and some with whom we hope to work in the near future. Over the next month we are going to focus on a different poet every week, giving you an overview of their life and work as well as some videos of them reading and performing their poetry. As our patron Michael Rosen said:
“Poetry is the sound of words in your ears, it’s the look of poets in motion and that can be you. Make your poems sing, whisper, shout and float. Let the words make the rhythm and give the viewers a buzz to see you.”
Week Five: Kwame Alexander
In the last of this series, we explore the work of poet, educator and New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander.
Week Four: Kit Wright
Kit Wright is the author of more than 25 books for both adults and children. Here we pick out some of our favourite of his poems.
Week Three: Grace Nichols
Discover award-winning poet Grace Nichols.
Week Two: Michael Rosen
Explore the poetry of Michael Rosen in our Joy of Poetry series
Week One: John Agard
During November we'll be sharing our love of poetry, by focussing on an excellent children's poet each week. We begin with the poems of John Agard.