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James’s poems are full of daydreams and music. They’re often highly playful but beneath ...

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Although many of Joan’s poems are in free verse, you can hear that they still use ...

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John is one of the most electrifying readers around, and the energy and dazzle he ...

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You will hear that John reads with quite a serious tone, even for the humorous poems – ...

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The writer and performer John Hegley has been described as the Spike Milligan for our ...

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John’s poems sway and sing with the sounds and rhythms of his childhood in Trinidad and ...

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Rhythm is at the heart of the ways in which John grabs us and brings us along as he ...

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Joseph grew up in Roehampton on the outskirts of London. Living in a tower block and ...

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Judith makes use of traditional poetic forms, including ballad and riddle. Some of the ...

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Jumbies

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Just for fun!

A selection of wacky, wonderful and whimsical poems all designed to make you smile.

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