Kid Friendly Poetry

I keep getting asked if I have any poetry online suitable for younger people, say Primary aged or year 7. I am trying to make more of my stuff more accessible and in general cut out swearing etc. I swear a lot. I always have, especially when I’m angry and I write a lot whenContinue reading “Kid Friendly Poetry”

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Poetry in Schools: Cottenham Village College

In November 2012 I ran a poetry project with artist Inja in Cottenham Village College Sixth Form Centre, organised by Start Arts – http://www.start-arts.org.uk/. The aim of the workshops was for the students to feel more ownership of their new school building, to respect it and each other. We ran a days poetry workshop withContinue reading “Poetry in Schools: Cottenham Village College”

Strong Words: Poetry Workshops

I recently had the pleasure of running a series of workshops with a group of brilliant young females as part of a project called Strong ords. The project was managed by Romsey Mill. We looked at what poetry really was, wrote some, read some and laughed a lot. Favourite quotes from the group: “I hateContinue reading “Strong Words: Poetry Workshops”

Workshops and Poetry Slam with British Council, Latvia

I recently went to Latvia with the British Council to take part in the White Night festival. This involved leading workshops on spoken word, lectures and gigs. It was brilliant. I went with Pete the Temp. Here are some photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/british-council-latvia/sets/72157631521943941/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/british-council-latvia/sets/72157631521425609/ Here is a video about it all: