Since 1998 The Poetry Zone has published around 20,000 poems by young people and has had millions of visitors – children and teenagers, real live poets and other adults – who want to check us out, especially teachers who use the Poetry Zone as a fun way of teaching poetry in their schools. This year is our 20th Anniversary. We’ll be marking it in a very special way – so watch this space.

The Same Inside. Thanks to everyone who entered the competition. We had some great poems sent in. The winners were… Fatema Zahra Mithwani, Indigo Moss, Freddie Alderson-Jenkins, Samuel, Lucy Cohen, Nana Safo, Elsie and Blake De Franco. Well done! A new competition will be starting soon.

NOTE TO SCHOOLS SENDING POEMS. I’m very happy for schools to send us poems. But I do edit all poems – in the same way that poems would be edited in a book. This does take time – and so I would ask schools to limit the number of poems sent. If a school sends, say, 30 poems – one from every class member – I may have to choose a selection to appear in the Poetry Zone. Schools may, however, send as many poems as they would like for competitions..

Poo Poo Poo! Rude poems can be very funny but be warned – if you send us poems about farts, bottoms or poo they won’t be appearing in the Poetry Zone. So please stop sending us rude poems. 

And do please remember that all the poems you send should be your own original work.




The Same Inside. Poems about empathy and friendship.

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Latest Poems

Look Around You

by Akifah Abdin aged 9

Rivers will trickle
Rain will slowly, gently fall
Animals will surround you
So look around you

Recipes (Burger)

by Harshita Das aged 12

Have you ever stacked cards?
Or Lego pieces on top of each other?
Ever had your mother not be at home?
And you alone?
And then you get hungry
And you

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Social Media for Plants

by Harshita Das aged 12

In a world, a hundred years away
In another golden age of social media
The plants will have no doubt caught up
On the latest techs and gadgets

They’ll call each other on phones
More symbiotic

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