I’m Shropshire’s Poet for National Poetry Day!

A few weeks ago, I opened an email from the BBC with curiosity, and found I was invited to become Shropshire’s Local Poet for National Poetry Day. Each year BBC Local Radio teams up with (it says) carefully chosen poets to create shiny new poems for broadcast on National Poetry Day. This year the aim is to challenge stereotypes and celebrate the delights of the … Continue reading I’m Shropshire’s Poet for National Poetry Day!

Am I growing or am I flying?

I’m celebrating National Poetry Day by adding this post about another marvellous day spent being Poet in Residence for Hargate Primary School in West Bromwich.  I go in usually once a term, sometimes more, and this is our second year of partnership.  I love the way it’s becoming more and more collaborative and creative.   It’s really exciting to be among such inspired teachers and … Continue reading Am I growing or am I flying?