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Top Poetry Picks: Part 3 #nationalpoetryday

Top Poetry Picks: Part 3 #nationalpoetryday

Celebrate National Poetry Day with these excellent anthologies, writing guides and stories told in verse:

 

Cloud Busting by Malorie Blackman

Despite his Mum’s insistence, Sam doesn’t want to be friends with Davey, he thinks Davey’s a first class, grade A, top of the dung heap moron. But one day he saves Sam’s life and a bond is formed between them. Sam is still embarrassed to be seen with Davey, but little by little he has to admit, when it’s just the two of them, he is a lot of fun.

 

A Poem for Every Night of the Year edited by Allie Esiri

A magnificent collection of 366 poems by writers you’ll recognise and new voices – there’s one to enjoy and share for every night of the year.

 

Does Your Face Fit? by Roger Stevens

This collection focuses on the theme of not fitting in and has poems that range from funny to inspirational to deeply moving.

 

What Is Poetry?: The Essential Guide to Reading and Writing Poems by Michael Rosen and Jill Calder

Michael Rosen shares his knowledge and experience in book form for the very first time. Check out this excellent guide to writing and performing poems, learn more about Michael’s work, and get tips for writing your own poems.

 
A Change Is Gonna Come

Featuring top Young Adult authors and introducing a host of exciting new voices, this anthology of stories and poetry from BAME writers on the theme of change is bold and inspiring.

 

 

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