How to Write Poems is packed with exciting activities to get your pen flowing! Make poems out of leaves, carve out a mud poem, go on an outdoors simile hunt, and play poetry games in the playground.
Whether you already write poems, you've never written before, or you're not even sure what a poem is - this is the book for you. Full of useful tips and starting points, How to Write Poems will make you chuckle, make you think, and inspire you to write your own poetry.
Join popular poet Joseph Coelho as he explores a mind-boggling selection of poetry: from laughable limericks to poetic puns, and from ridiculous rhymes to silly sibilance. Pick up this book, grab a pen, and get going!
Joseph Coelho is a performance poet and playwright. His first solo poetry collection, Werewolf Club Rules, won the CLPE Poetry Award 2015. He performs his poetry shows with the UK's top performance poetry organisation, Apples and Snakes, throughout the UK. Joseph's poems have also appeared in many anthologies, including Green Glass Beads, compiled by Jacqueline Wilson. Matt Robertson is an award-winning illustrator whose characterful illustrations have delighted readers. Shortlisted for the Waterstones Book Prize 2017, his work includes the hilarious picture book, Super Stan, and the adventurous Shelby Holmes: Girl Detective. Matt studied illustration at Cambridge School of Art, and has worked with Bloomsbury, Egmont, HarperCollins, amongst others. Winner of the Lara Jones Award (2014), he's often found in his studio in Norwich.