These recordings come from a special recording for the poetry archive
  • 1 -
    "Tracey's Tree"

  • 2 -
    "At the End of a School Day"

  • 3 -
    "My Dog's First Poem"

  • 4 -
    "The Strangest School Secretary"

  • 5 -
    "The Ghosts of 'The Grange'"

  • 6 -
    "Down There On The Corner"

  • 7 -
    "Faraway Places"

  • 8 -
    "In the Castle of Gloom"

  • 9 -
    "Sun"

  • 10 -
    "Noisy and Quiet Places"

  • 11 -
    "I Like Emma"

  • 12 -

  • 13 -
    "A Week of Winter Weather"

  • 14 -
    "Calling, Calling"

  • 15 -
    "The Witch's Brew"

  • 16 -
    "What Is The Sun?"

  • 17 -
    "Down By The School Gate"

  • 18 -
    "Up on the Downs"

  • 19 -
    "A British Garden"

  • 20 -
    "The House on the Hill"

  • 21 -
    "Big Aunt Flo'"

  • 22 -

  • 23 -
    "Who?"

  • 24 -
    "The Meadow in Midsummer"

  • 25 -
    "City Sounds Heard After Dark"

  • 26 -
    "The Headmonster"

  • 27 -

  • 28 -
    "Miss Jones, Football Teacher"

  • 29 -
    "The Girl in the Graveyard"

  • 30 -
    "The Day After"

  • 31 -
    "Our Miss Gill And Mr Scott"

  • 32 -
    "A Charm for Sweet Dreams"

  • 33 -
    "The Cat With No Name"

  • 34 -
    "The Spoons Music Man"

  • 35 -
    "In The Misty, Murky Graveyard"

  • 36 -
    "Pauline the Poltergeist"

  • 37 -
    "Up in the Attic... and Down in the Cellar"

  • 38 -
    "Tiger Night"

  • 39 -
    "Guard Wolf in Siberia"

  • 40 -
    "The Travelin' Britain Rap"

  • 41 -
    "The Mystery Space Beasts"

  • 42 -
    "The School Year"

  • 43 -
    "Questions on Christmas Eve"

  • 44 -
    "It's Christmas Time!"

  • 45 -
    "An Accident"

  • 46 -
    "Teacher Teacher"

  • 47 -
    "Sunday Morning"

  • 48 -
    "The Signal"

  • 49 -
    "A Short Cut... After Dark"

  • 50 -
    "The Twenty Steps to the Cellar"

  • 51 -
    "Voices"

Bibliography
  • "Poetry Introduction 2" Poetry Introduction 2, Faber & Faber 1970 - out of print
  • "Urban Gorilla" Urban Gorilla, Leeds University Press 1971 - out of print
  • "No Man's Land" No Man's Land, Blackstaff Press 1978 - out of print
  • "Oliver, the Daring Birdman" Oliver, the Daring Birdman (story), Longmans 1978
  • "A Dark Age" A Dark Age, Blackstaff Press 1981 - out of print
  • "Morning Break and Other Poems" Morning Break and Other Poems, Cambridge University Press 1989 - out of print
  • "The Witch's Brew, and Other Poems" The Witch's Brew, and Other Poems, Cambridge University Press 1989 - out of print
  • "Flesh or Money" Flesh or Money, Littlewood/Arc 1990 - out of print
  • "The Puffin Book of Christmas Poems" The Puffin Book of Christmas Poems (editor), Puffin 1990
  • "The Snowgirl and the Snowboy" The Snowgirl and the Snowboy, Ginn 1994
  • "The Dogs, the Cats, and the Mice" The Dogs, the Cats, and the Mice (story), Ginn 1998
  • "The Emperor and the Nightingale" The Emperor and the Nightingale (story), 19998
  • "The Very Best of Wes Magee" The Very Best of Wes Magee, Macmillan 2001
  • "The Boneyard Rap, and Other Poems" The Boneyard Rap, and Other Poems, Hodder Wayland 2001
  • "The Phantom's Fang-Tastic Show" The Phantom's Fang-Tastic Show, Oxford University Press 2001
  • "The WinterWorld War" The WinterWorld War (story), Barrington Stoke 2002
  • "Wes Magee Reading from his Poems" Wes Magee Reading from his Poems, The Poetry Archive 2005
  • "Joyriding!" Joyriding Salt, 2010
  • "The Ghost Train Ride at Fangster's Fair" The Ghost Train Ride at Fangster's Fair, Salt, 2011
  • "Stroke the Cat" Stroke the Cat, Kingscourt, 2006
  • "So, You Want to be a Wizard?" So, You Want to be a Wizard?, Caboodle Books, 2010
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Extras

Interview with Wes
School is an important inspiration for popular children's poet Wes Magee. In this interview he talks about how the strange habits of teachers and children have found their way into his poems, including one of his favourites, 'What's Behind the Green Curtain?'
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