Thanks everyone who entered the Off By Heart competition. The winners are here.  Go to Poems and then scroll down to Competition Entries and you’ll find them. We had a huge entry – and the standard was very high. Well done everyone who entered. And good luck in our new competition – Lost and Found.

Poo poo poo... Yes, poems with poo and other slighty rude words can be very funny. But if you send us poo poems they won’t be appearing in the Poetry Zone. So please stop sending us rude poems. 

And if you haven’t already done so, check out the winners of our Worms, War Poems and Hey, Little Bugs competitions. Click on “Poems” and then scroll down to “Competition Entries” to find the winners and best of all the entries. 

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!

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Animal poems from Jan Dean and Roger Stevens

It’s the Summer Competition

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Latest Poems

You Are the Best

by Emily Moore aged 9

As sweet as sugar
As cold as ice
They break you once
I’ll break them twice

Because you have done so much to me
I can’t leave without a hug… Read the rest

Hats (an attempt at a univocalic poem)

by Jonathan Clark aged 10

Bad hats
Mad hats
Tall hats
Small hats
Band hats
Grand hats
Dad hats
Lad hats
Cat hats
Fat hats
Glad hats
Sad hats
Man hats
Fan hats
All hats… Read the rest


by Isobel Currie aged 6

The heartbreaker stole my heart
And your heart too
He put them in a special box
No one knew about

Then one day he woke up
He felt all empty … Read the rest

Latest Interviews

Joshua Seigal with book

Joshua Seigal

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James Carter

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from Roger!

What Are We Fighting For?

What Are We Fighting For?

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