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Dear Key Workers

This poetry film on CBBC is the result of online workshops with children around the world who wanted to thank key workers for everything they do.

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Night Flight Animation

An animation of my poem Night Flight, by Tania Rex and Meinart Studios. Shortlisted for the Poetry Screen Award.

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Can AI Write Poetry?

A short film exploring what poetry is and whether AI can write it. Created with National Poetry Day and ALCS.

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Which Poem did AI Write?

Can tell which poem was written by AI, and which was written by a human (me)… A short film created with National Poetry Day and ALCS.

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Welcome to Our Table

Activity sheets to accompany Welcome to Our Table, including a fun two player card game.

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Celebrate!

Activity sheets to accompany Celebrate!, including marigold making and designing your own Día de los Muertos skull.

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All About Poetry

A series of films for young people about poetry – why / how / where I write it, and more. Filmed by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education.

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Poems on the Overground

I travelled to Dublin to see my poem, Dear Ugly Sisters, on the overground – in association with Poetry Day Ireland.

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Featured Poet

Read and listen to a selection of my poems on The Children’s Poetry Archive. There are also some video interviews on there too.

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The Globe Theatre

Liz Brownlee and I perform the poems Nightingale and Thought Machine at the Globe Theatre, London.

 

 

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We Remember

My poem We Remember, commissioned for Remembrance Day by the Royal British Legion.

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Thought Machine

A poem about ‘metacognition’, or thinking about thinking. Filmed by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education.

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Racism, Thinking, Bereavement

Poems about racism, thinking about thinking, and bereavement – from the collection Being Me. Performed by young people.

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My Writing Process

How I write and edit my poems. Filmed by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education.

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The Walk

My poem I Am Brave is included in this brilliant resource to accompany ‘The Walk’ and help children (age 5-16) and teachers to understand the refugee crisis.

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Dear Ugly Sisters

In this short film, I perform a selection of poems from Dear Ugly Sisters.

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How to perform poems…

Everything you need to know about performing poems (well, almost everything). Filmed by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education.

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Advice for Young Poets

My very best top secret tips for young poets. Filmed by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education.

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The Land of Blue

A film of my poem the Land of Blue, about sadness. Filmed by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education.

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I’m an Orchestra

A poem about the importance of accepting all of our emotions. With accompanying score composed by Blake Reginald Bennett for Felt Music.

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The Land of Blue

Verity Wingate and Alisdair Hogarth perform The Land of Blue for Classic FM, followed by an interview with me and the composer, Graham Ross.

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Albatross

A poem about loss, recorded for the Poetry Archive.

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We Remember

This film shows the writing process behind my poem, We Remember, which was commissioned by the Royal British Legion and National Literacy Trust for Remembrance.

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Doing Nothing

Doing Nothing, a poem about practicing mindfulness. Filmed by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education.

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Being Me

A booklet with writing and drawing exercises, as well as video links, related to my poetry collection Being Me.

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Listen Up!

I created this poetry film for children with paediatricians across the country. Commissioned by the Royal Society of Medicine.

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Explorer Activities

This worksheet is jam-packed with poetry activities inspired by my book, Dear Ugly Sisters.