Poetry For a Change – a National Poetry Day anthology

May 14, 2018

We are delighted to announce the publication of a brand new National Poetry Day anthology. Otter-Barry Books will publish Poetry For a Change on 6th September, well in time for National Poetry Day.

Poetry For a Change features original poems by each of the following poets: Deborah Alma, Joseph Coelho, Marjorie Lotfi Gill, Remi Graves , Brian Moses, Rachel Rooney, Liz Brownlee, John Canfield, Sally Crabtree, Chrissie Gittins, Sophie Herxheimer, Cheryl Moskowitz, Jan Dean, Matt Goodfellow, Michaela Morgan, Abigail Parry, Rachel Piercey, Joshua Seigal, Roger Stevens, Jon Stone and Kate Wakeling. The introduction features a specially included poem by Imtiaz Dharker, Front Door.
Each featured poet has also chosen a favourite poem to share, providing readers the chance to (re-) discover works by Lola Ridge, Christina Rossetti, W.B. Yeats, Shakespeare and Paul Laurence Dunbar among others at the same time as discovering new and inspirational poems.

Featuring artwork by National Poetry Day‘s official illustrator, Chie Hosaka, this is a book to read and enjoy not just on National Poetry Day, but every day of the year and we feel sure it will spark off new poems in the fizzing brains of young readers, writers and performers.

Find out more about Poetry For a Change.

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