What I do

Welcome to my site!

I’m a children’s poet and poetry workshop leader for schools, also contributing to publications for teachers.

Poems for publication –
I have about 180 published poems to date, contributing to a range of national/international anthologies and other publications for youngsters.  Details here. Some have been included in National Curriculum support material and in speech & drama syllabuses for arts festivals.

I have a book, Wildlife Poems, for junior-aged children, which has received rewarding comments from poets Roger McGough, Ian McMillan and Brian Moses.
Details here.
Update: sold out, sorry.

I lead poetry workshops –
I have provided over 2000 workshop visits to date, for schools & libraries across England & Wales.

I write articles –
I write articles for magazines, especially those for teachers, such as Practical Pre-School, Primary Teacher Update, Teaching Times (Creative Teaching and Learning), Teach Secondary and The Guardian’s Teacher Network. Three articles for KS3 on Teachwire

I make and sell teaching resources (tried and tested in my workshops) – here.

NB: I no longer offer verse performances for adult audiences. Apologies if you have been directed here via an out of date listing.

Links & Memberships

Listed with The Poetry Society’s Poets in Education. (List provided on enquiry, not online.)
The Poetry Library provide a link to my website: poetrylibrary.org.uk/learning/children/links/ +  member of their recommended list of Poets in Education.
Authors Abroad – poetry tutor for schools.
Literature Wales -poetry  tutor: Writers on Tour Scheme. 

More of my children’s poems and related sites:

Interview: see my interview at The Poetry Zone.
Short Funny Poems (Scroll down to Funny Animals 2 for mine).
Click here to read more of my animal poems.
Cake mixture? Or Kate mixture?  See how kids at St Nicholas Primary School put me into their recipes for World Book Day.

Follow or get in touch on Twitter @Katypoet

Copyright: I have copyright of all poems, illustrations, poetry frames and all other text and artwork on this website, except where otherwise stated. If you would like to use any for publication or any other commercial use, please get in touch first – thanks! In cases where illustrations are not by me, please apply to the named artists via their websites – thank you.


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