Robert Browning was born in South London in 1812. He was largely self-educated, utilising his...

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by James Berry - Children's Poems

James Berry's poems take you back to the noises, sights and smells of his Jamaican childhood. James...

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Brendon Gallacher

by Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay (b. 1961) is an award-winning writer of fiction, poetry and plays, whose subtle...

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by Brian Patten

Brian Patten (b. 1946) has written many books of poetry for adults and children, as well as prose...

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by Andrew Fusek Peters - Children's Poems

Andrew Fusek Peters (b. 1965), the tallest poet in the UK, has written more than 45 books for...

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The Land of the Bumbly Boo

by Spike Milligan

Terence Alan Milligan, known as 'Spike' (1918-2002) dedicated his life to making people laugh,...

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Fall in Love

by Fred Sedgwick

Fred Sedgwick writes thoughtful, funny poetry for children, taking in as he does so a wide range of...

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Owen Sheers

In this revealing interview Owen Sheers, one of the UK's most successful younger writers, talks about the influence of his Welsh heritage on his writing, from the landscape to the lives of the small town boys he...
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A tour of the Archive with Rachel Smith's tour

Visiting the Poetry Archive feels like browsing through your favourite bookshop and finding that all the books are now...

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