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Allan Ahlberg

Allan Ahlberg interview

Allan Ahlberg

School assemblies, football and folk songs are just some of the sources of inspiration for leading children's author, Allan Ahlberg. Find out how he puts his best-selling books together, and why a...
James Berry - Children's Poems

James Berry interview

James Berry - Children's Poems

Distinguished poet, James Berry, often returns to his Jamaican childhood for the sound and subject matter of his poems. In this interview he describes these early influences and how he shapes them...
Choman Hardi

Choman Hardi Interview

Choman Hardi

Choman Hardi answers questions on her Kurdish background and the influence this has on her poetry and painting.
Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay interview

Jackie Kay

Join Jackie Kay as she reveals the musical influences on her award-winning poetry, and passes on some of her tips for helping you put pen to paper.
Adrian Mitchell

Adrian Mitchell interview

Adrian Mitchell

In this interview Adrian Mitchell, the UK's alternative Poet Laureate, makes a passionate argument for the necessity of poetry. He also discusses how he gets ideas for his poems, where he writes them...
Brian Moses

Brian Moses Interview

Brian Moses

Brian Moses set out to be a rock star. . .and became a poet instead! In this interview he tells us about his journey as a writer, where he finds inspiration, as well as revealing The Secret Lives of...
Judith Nicholls

Judith Nicholls interview

Judith Nicholls

Acclaimed children's poet, Judith Nicholls shows us round what her family have described as "the most untidy study in the world". She also reads several of her poems including the first one she ever...
Andrew Fusek Peters - Children's Poems

Andrew Fusek Peters interview

Andrew Fusek Peters - Children's Poems

Hi I'm Andrew Fusek Peters and I'm a poet. I live in Shropshire, England with my wife Polly, with whom I write many of my poems. These are some of the questions that children ask me when I visit...
Jo Shapcott

Jo Shapcott interview

Jo Shapcott

Join acclaimed poet Jo Shapcott in her Welsh retreat as she talks about the pleasures of science and music that inform her work - and the importance of getting up early to write!
Jean Sprackland

Jean Sprackland Interview

Jean Sprackland

Jean Sprackland talks about her inspiration and process for writing poetry.