Poems for children

In anthologies 
  • ‘Questions on an Empty Stomach’, ‘You and Whose Sarnie’ & ‘Do You Ever?’ in A.F. Harrold (ed). Anthology of food poems for children (title tbc). Bloomsbury, forthcoming 2018.
  • ‘The Importance of Keeping One’s Head’ in Rachel Piercey & Emma Wright (eds). The Head that Wears a Crown: Poems about Kings and Queens. The Emma Press, forthcoming 2018.
  • ‘Dancing With Life’ in Allie Esiri (ed). A Poem for Every Day of the Year. Macmillan, 2017.
  • ‘Violent Vision’ & ‘Weather Warning’ in Michaela Morgan (ed). Wonderland: Alice in Poetry. Macmillan, 2016.
In magazines
  • The Caterpillar: ‘The Drink Problem’ in Issue 12, Spring 2016
  • Stew: ‘Four Frosty Welcomes’ in Issue 12, January/February 2016
  • Stew: ‘Hands Off’ in Issue 13, March/April 2016
  • The Scrumbler: ‘Itch’, November 2013
Online
Awards
  • ‘Here’s a Little Jazz Number’, ‘Johnny One-Arm’ & ‘My Grandma’s a Straight-Talking Woman’ commended in The Caterpillar Children’s Poetry Prize 2017
  • ‘What’s in the Box?’ (picture book) shortlisted for Oh Zoe! Rising Talent Award, 2017
  • ‘Your Handy Ten Step Guide to Choosing a New Small Person’ (picture book) longlisted for Oh Zoe! Rising Talent Award, 2017
  • ‘Return of the Killer Rhubarb’ shortlisted in Writing Magazine Poetry for Children Competition 2016
The Drink Problem

There’s a cup in the cupboard
that nobody loves.
It’s brown and it’s chipped
and not really big enough
for a decent cup of anything,

but whenever someone’s offering
a hot drink of this or that, I say,
‘I’ll take the brown cup,’ and so
they all think it’s my favourite cup
but really I just feel bad
about the things that nobody loves.

First published in The Caterpillar, 2016

 

Advertisements