It’s good to see you. 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!

Do enter our competition. Write an animal poem and you could win a copy of the wonderful Where Zebras Go. You can check out winning poems and the best entries of past competitions by clicking on “poems” and then scrolling down to “Competition Entries.”

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.




Where Zebras Go

Where Zebras Go

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Latest Poems


by Mija aged 9

friendship is being honest
friendship is being kind
friendship is telling jokes
friendship is helpful
friendship is special memories
friendship is having fun together
friendship is making you laugh

Alien Monster and Me

by Jack Youngson aged 9

I was walking down the road with my friend Lennon
when all of a sudden a big scary monster appeared
It chased me down the road
then there was a boom bang
An alien crashed on

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Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover

by Rihanna Hulse aged 9

There once was a girl from spain
and she liked to dance in the rain
Then she came across a lion
and she was not lying
He was small but then he grew so tall

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from Roger!

Is This a Poem?

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