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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    Perform with Simon Mole (9 to 12)

    Poet Simon Mole teaches you how to write and perform a poem about something you love.
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  • Matt Abbott

    Poetry with Matt Abbott (9 to 12)

    Poet Matt Abbott has four different poetry ideas to inspire your writing.
    Write a poem
  • Laura Mucha

    Write a thank you poem (5 to 8)

    Watch the video with poet Laura Mucha and write a poem saying thank you to key workers.
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  • 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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  • Laura Rae

    Monster mornings with Laura Rae (5-8)

    Create characters, kennings and rhymes with poet Laura Rae. Don't forget to give your monster a name!
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Zone In resources (13+)

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    Laila Sumpton (13+)

    Write about your lockdown experience with a video and worksheets from poet Laila Sumpton.
    Start writing
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    Write a sound poem (13+)

    Poet and sound artist Antosh Wojcik shows you how to write a sound-based poem.
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