Welcome to the Poetry Zone! Here you’ll find all things poetry-related. Scroll down the menu to find out all we have to offer. And if you are aged 3 to 18 – have a go at our poetry competition, with two great new books as prizes. Just click on the link to find out more.

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.

Christmas Winners! Well done Jos Priddey, Anopaishe Chakwana, Isabella Gomez, Megan Hall, Noah Lawrence, Iona Mandal and Tazkia. And a big thank you to everyone who entered. I hope you all had a great Christmas. You can check out the winners and all the competition entries as well as previous winning poems by clicking on “poems” and then scrolling down to “Competition Entries”.

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.

Since 1998 The Poetry Zone has published around 20,000 poems by young people and 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. Do spread the word!



PZPrize copy

The Spring Competitions

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Latest Poems


by Roes aged 8

a super swimmer
a fast runner
a glasses wearer
an awesome typer
a super starer
a friendly sharer
a cat carer
a sport lover
a cake baker

My Kenning About Me

by Dan aged 7

A friend maker,
A nice chatterer,
A great gamer,
A cool learner,
A ball batter,
An awesome speller,
A kenning creator,
A super swimmer,
A hat wearer.

The Willow Tree

by Issie Jones aged 10

The willow tree
The older it gets
The pain that starts
But you don’t care

The leaves that fall
The dying light
The crunching sound
But you run off

The eerie darkness

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Latest Interviews

Celia Warren

Celia Warren’s A B C

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Joshua Seigal with book

Joshua Seigal

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from Roger!

Pirate Hat

Ask me a question

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