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First Love

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You’ll find some thoughtful and often very atmospheric poems dealing with big themes – ...

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Geography Lesson

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Grace’s poems are full of the sounds and stories of Guyana, the Caribbean country where ...

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Granny Is

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Hair-Raiser

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James Berry's poems take you back to the noises, sights and smells of his Jamaican ...

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

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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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Kieran

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