June 20, 2016
Roger founded and runs the award-winning Poetry Zone website, which encourages children to write and publish their poetry and offers guidance and ideas for teachers on now to make the teaching of poetry fun and rewarding. Since 1998 The Poetry Zone has published around 20,000 poems by young people and had millions of visitors – children and teenagers, real live poets and teachers who use the Poetry Zone as a fun way of teaching poetry in their schools.
He has published forty books for children. Apes to Zebras – an A to Z of shape poems (Bloomsbury) won the prestigious NSTB award and A Million Brilliant Poems (Bloomsbury) was shortlisted for the CLPE prize. His most recent publications are Moonstruck! (Otter-Barry Books), an anthology celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the first moon landing; I Am a Jigsaw – Puzzling Poems to Baffle your Brain (Bloomsbury) and Be the Change (Macmillan), poems about sustainability.
He lives in Brighton with his wife and their very shy dog called Jasper. If you would like him to visit your school or library contact him directly via The Poetry Zone website or through Authors Abroad.