Allie Esiri

Allie Esiri, described in a Tatler profile as 'a poetry powerhouse', is a former English stage, film and television actress, now a writer.

Her iF Poems app was launched to great acclaim in November 2011 and was the Apple Editors' Choice All Time Favourite app. iF: A Treasury of Poems for Almost Every Possibility was published in 2012 and The Love Book in 2014.

She has hosted poetry events at The Times and the Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, The Sunday Times Festival of Education and The Oldie Soho Literary Festival. 

Allie is the editor of A Poem for Every Night of the Year and A Poem for Every Day of the Year and was a judge for the CLiPPA in 2015.

Video Interviews

Allie Esiri - How does poetry make you feel?

Allie Esiri -How does poetry make you feel

Allie Esiri - How should we use poetry in the classroom?

Allie Esiri - How should we use poetry in the classroom?

Allie Esiri - What advice would you give for creating an anthology?

Allie Esiri - What advice would you give for creating an anthology?

Allie Esiri - How did you select the poems for your anthology?

Allie Esiri - How did you select the poems for your anthology?

Allie Esiri - Why did you choose to produce an anthology?

Allie Esiri - Why did you choose to produce an anthology?

Allie Esiri - What advice would you give to budding young poets?

Allie Esiri - What advice would you give to budding young poets?

Allie Esiri - What poems do you remember from your childhood?

Allie Esiri - What poems do you remember from your childhood?

Allie Esiri - Why is poetry important?

Allie Esiri - Why is poetry important?

Allie Esiri - What advice would you give on performing poetry?

Allie Esiri - What advice would you give on performing poetry?