Welcome to The Poetry Zone!
Hi, and welcome to The Poetry Zone. A BIG THANK YOU to all the poets who performed at our 20th Birthday Celebration. Especially two of our very own children’s poets – Indigo and Fatema. They read brilliantly well. Well done! Their poems are in The Poetry Zone. A Celebration of 20 Years of Children’s Poetry (Troika Books). And you can WIN your very own copy in our annual Christmas Competition.
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.
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.
That’s so Gayby
That’s so gay
The words just won’t go away
Swirling in my mind
Can we leave all this hate behind?
No matter the difference
Bullying is deliberate
Just because someone acts like a girl
What is Love?by aged
What is love,
I hear people ask.
What does it mean to be in love,
Or what happens when you love other people?
Can you love anyone or anything?
These are questions that have not been
Hamsters and Bunniesby aged
Hamsters are small and funny.
even smaller than a bunny!
My hamsters sit all night and day
and they don’t get blown away