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Immy Blackburn-Horgan

Wilbury Has Talent 19-Apr-13

Letchworth teenager sets up poetry workshop for youngsters.

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Poetry Book Society launches TS Eliot Prize shadowing scheme 31-Oct-12

Reading group information and scheme for students who are interested in poetry now available.

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New Hegley and Rosen! 02-Sep-12

Hurray!!! New children's books from Michael Rosen and John Hegley!


Amazing New Poetry Books for Younger Readers 13-Jul-12

The Children's collection at the Poetry Library continues to grow with lots of amazing new poetry books for younger readers added recently.


The 2012 CLPE Poetry Award 13-Jul-12

Shortlist for the 2012 CLPE Poetry Award for the best book of poetry for young readers announced.

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Kids' Poetry Treasure Hunt - Photos! 10-Jul-12

See the results of our Poetry Parnassus Kids' Treasure Hunt and a whole range of new poems that were made on the day!


Young Poets Nework - Launched! 06-Apr-11

The Poetry Society has launched a new initiative for young poets.

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Animal Magic in the Poetry Library 22-Feb-11

Report and pictures from a children's event held in the library on 21st February 2011.


Laura X Carle booked for our July weekend of fun! 21-May-10

Laura X Carle, who some may remember from compiling a huge book on the Clore Ballroom earlier in the year, is back at the Poetry Library on 3 & 4 July!

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Old Possum's Children's Poetry Competition 2009 Results 18-Dec-09

The judges of the Old Possum's Children's Poetry Competition, led by Chair Carol Ann Duffy, have selected twelve children as winners, with a further six receiving high commendations.


Children's Book Week Giant Poem! 27-Oct-08

On the sixth of October, school children from all around Lambeth came to Southbank Centre and the Poetry Library to launch Children's Book Week by writing a giant poem together with Children's Laureate, Michael Rosen. Click on the link above to read their joint endeavour.

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Interview with the new Children's Laureate 28-Jul-07

Michael Rosen tells the Independent newspaper about his family, writing, and what he thinks of Harry Potter...

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National Poetry Day! 04-Oct-06

Thursday 5 October is National Poetry Day 2006!


Children's Book Show - Poetry Matters! 25-Sep-06

The Children's Book Show is all about poetry this year. Some of the poets performing are John Agard, Grace Nichols, Adrian Mitchell, Ian McMillan, Shamshad Khan, Jackie Kay, Kit Wright, Valerie Bloom, Michael Rosen, Brian Patten and Allan Ahlberg. Click on the link above for more about the Show.

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New children's poet laureate for Wales 02-Jun-06

If you live in Wales you have a brand new children's poet laureate. Her name is Gwyneth Glyn, and she is looking forward to sharing the 'adventure' of poetry with you.

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Belmont Poetry Prize - get involved! 26-Apr-06

There is only one poetry prize in the UK that is for poems for children judged by children. You can be a judge of the Belmont Poetry Prize!

Mermaid Poems

Mermaid Poems 20-Dec-05

Clare Bevan has written poetry books called Fairy Poems, Princess Poems and now Mermaid Poems.


Masala 20-Dec-05

The Poetry Library has just added a wonderful book of poems from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka to its collection.


Write Here, Write Now 05-Dec-05

The winners of this year's Write Here, Write Now awards have been announced.

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Children's Poetry Archive 30-Nov-05

Have you ever heard Michael Rosen, Valerie Bloom, or Ian Macmillan read their work out loud? You're in for a treat!

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