Ask the Poet

Have you ever wondered where poets write? Or what inspires them? Or what they do when they're not writing poems? Many of the poets featured in the Children's Archive are waiting to tell you the answers to these and many other of the most popular questions that children ask them. All you have to do is choose a poet, click on a question and they will start letting you in on the secrets of their writing lives. The interviews were mainly filmed in the poets' own homes, so you also get to see what their studies, kitchens and gardens are like, as well as hearing them read favourite poems. Some of the answers by the way are: my conservatory, a hut, on the bus, eavesdropping, staff rooms, my children, small objects I find, travelling, cooking and not hang-gliding over volcanoes!