Poetry Academy

Our new Poetry Academy features writing tutorials for all ages from top poets. You can find out about different poetry forms, get writing prompts and performance tips, and learn how to edit your poems. We'll update the page with new content regularly.

Poet of the Week: Dean Atta

Dean Atta, poet and author of The Black Flamingo, shares his top ten questions to ask yourself when editing.

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Family Zone resources (under 13s)

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    Write a limerick (9 to 12)

    Our very own poet Penny Newell shares how to perform the rhythm of a limerick using just a cup.
    Get started
  • Poetry with Paul Cookson

    Creepy-crawly poem (5 to 8)

    Poet Paul Cookson performs a poem about creepy crawlies and shows you how to write your own.
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Zone In resources (13+)

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    Editing with Dean Atta (13+)

    Poet and author Dean Atta explains how to improve your poems by editing them.
    Learn how
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