New poem in the Poetry Roundabout A-Z of children’s poets

Liz Brownlee’s excellent blog, Poetry Roundabout, is on a mission this month: to bring you an A-Z of children’s poets from the UK, US and around the world.

Today is ‘D’ day and I’m delighted to be in it, with my poem ‘Here’s A Little Jazz Number.’ Check it out here:

D is for children’s poet Shauna Darling Robertson

Huge thanks to Liz for including me in a list of brilliant poets and poems! You can see the complete list at the Poetry Roundabout A-Z List of Children’s Poets.

You’ll also find heaps of poems, news, interviews, poetry tips and other fun things on the Poetry Roundabout!


‘An Average Kiss’ in world’s first Instagram poetry exhibition

I’m thrilled to have a poem-picture, ‘An Average Kiss’, selected for inclusion in the world’s first Instagram poetry exhibition which is being held at one of my favourite places, the Saison National Poetry Library in London.

Earlier this year, the Library put a call out for Instagram poems. The exhibition, which will run from 26th April to 1st Jul 2018, showcases the best of these submissions, ranging from work featuring striking typographic design to social comments and emotional confessions, as well as a selection of short Instapoetry films.

Find out more at

(Spoiler alert: mine’s a poem on an in-flight sick bag!).