John Foster

John Foster is one of the most highly regarded and successful contemporary children’s’ poets and poetry... read more
  • Ten Dancing Dinosaurs

  • Inside a shell

  • The Schoolkids’ Rap

  • It Isn't Right to Fight

  • Silver Aeroplane

  • Seaview Haiku

  • Four O'Clock Friday

  • Shaun Short's Short Short...

  • Edmund Clerihew Bentley

  • The Vase

  • Anger

  • Let’s Give a Cheer for Onomato...

  • Ten Dancing Dinosaurs

  • The Land of the Flibbertigibbe...

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Neil Rollinson

Neil Rollinson’s poetry has been noted for its eroticism,... more

Alan Jenkins

Alan Jenkins was born in Surrey in 1955 and has lived for... more

Frances Leviston

Frances Leviston was born in Edinburgh in 1982 and grew up... more

Charles Boyle

Charles Boyle was born in Leeds, and worked in for a long... more

Stephen Romer

Stephen Romer was born in Hertfordshire, and educated at... more

Pascale Petit

Pascale Petit was born in Paris, grew up in Wales and... more

D. M. Thomas

Although he is now renowned as a novelist, biographer and... more

Peter Didsbury

Peter Didsbury has described himself as ‘someone who’s... more

James Carter

An award-winning children’s poet, guitarist and writer-in-... more

Richard Lovelace

Richard Lovelace was born in Woolwich in 1616. His father,... more

Berlie Doherty

Twice-winner of the Carnegie Medal for children’s... more

A. E. Housman

Alfred Edward Housman, the eldest son of a Bromsgrove... more

Historic recordings

Recordings by historic voices from poetry's past