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You can choose a theme from the list to the left to find poems on a topic, or use the search box above to find your favourite poet.

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Jackie Kay

Join Jackie Kay as she reveals the musical influences on her award-winning poetry, and passes on some of her tips for helping you put pen to paper.
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Jean Sprackland's tour

There are so many good poems in the Children's Archive, it's hard to know where to start! I'd like to share with you...

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