Writing Poetry for Kids – Children are the Future for Poetry

A panel exploring Writing Poetry for Kids, hosted by the Brisbane Square Library, was held at the Queensland Poetry Festival 2017, Saturday August 26th. It was encouraging to see the theatrette full, and a mixture of backgrounds: parents, local writing for children community members, local writers and poets, and general public in attendance, as well asContinue reading “Writing Poetry for Kids – Children are the Future for Poetry”

Skyping for World Literacy

Originally posted on Magic Fish Dreaming:
Image courtesy Mel Irvine, children in Philippines Reading Magic Fish Dreaming ? So excited that I will be skyped to Philippines in September, to read  poems to some of the children gathering there to celebrate World Literacy Day. My dear friend Mel Irvine, supported the kickstarter creation of the…

Ten Things About Poetry and Me: Virginia Lowe

Originally posted on Ripple Poetry :
In 2016 Virginia was awarded the Leila St John Award for services to children’s literature in Victoria. Here she is with the medal. 1. What is your earliest memory of poetry? My mother was a pianist. She was always at the piano, and I could sing 80 nursery rhymes when…

Sunshine

Swaddle me in sunshine sang the fairy child. Weave me into forest, tell me you have smiled. Dance me tales of blossoms. Look carefully for my signs.   Swaddle me in sunshine, Now climb the magic vines. Breathe me into spring time. Search for the unseen.   Swaddle me in sunshine. Cover trees in greenContinue reading “Sunshine”

Ten Things About Poetry and Me: Nadine Cranenburgh

Originally posted on Ripple Poetry :
? 1.  What is your earliest memory of poetry? The earliest poems I remember hearing were ‘Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace’ by AA Milne, and  The Swing, ‘Bed in Summer’ by Robert Louis Stevenson. I enjoyed imagining myself as a soldier in a beefeater hat and hearing words about…