Tag: poems

Clackety Track, Poems about Trains: Review

Clackety Track: Poems about Trains by Skila Brown (Author) & Jamey Christoph (Illustrator) Genre: Children’s picture book, Poetry Publication: March 12th 2019 Publisher: Walker Books (Candlewick imprint) Add to Goodreads Rating: ✵✵✵✵✵ Source: Review copy from publisher, THANK YOU. Queue up for a whistle-stop…

Animal Business: Short Series

I wasn’t going to share these, as i’m not sure if they will make sense if you don’t know the people the animals represent. But I love them all, so have decided I will share them :-). I hope you enjoy, Animal Business, a…

Newcastle Poetry Prize

I’ve just finished reading the 2013 Newcastle Poetry Prize Anthology ”Now You Shall Know” to prepare myself to enter this years. 2013 was the 32nd consecutive year that the Newcastle Poetry Prize had run. In this Anthology is the 1st, 2nd & 3rd winners plus…

Macavity’s not there

This is a post I wrote for Robert Zimmerman’s Authors We love Series: Authors We Love: Sarah Fairbairn on T.S. Eliot As soon as I read or hear the name T.S. Eliot my mind starts singing “Macavity, Macavity, there’s no one like Macavity, for…

Be Free

She sits alone in the dark Afraid to light her torch For fear of what she might see She can hear the creatures crawling How close they must be The darkness in her mind all consuming The beasts won’t let her be reprieved Then…

My Mind The Menace Compendium

I was working on my “My Mind The Menace” compendium for publication yesterday, getting the poems in some sort of order and self doubt crept in and I started telling myself I was wasting my time and nobody would like them anyway. I told…