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

The Planwadonk

by Elsie aged 12

Have you heard of the planwadonk?
He is hiding in the lake,
A winged creature,
He gobbles down,
The name is squalidate,
The colours are blaberay,
A bluey grey with a hint of greeny

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A Bit About Me

by Melissa aged 10

I'[m super, as great as can be
Laughing and joking, come play with me
I like to dance, come dance with me
I like ice cream, don’t get it on my shirt please
I like to

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by Estella Attard aged 9

Unicorns are cute
They like to glide
They live happy
In a magical rainbow
I love unicorns

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