Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen, former Children's Laureate (2007-2009) and winner of the Eleanor Farjeon Award, is renowned for his work as a poet, performer, broadcaster and scriptwriter and for his commentary on the politics of education. He is Professor of Children's Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London. Michael presents Radio 4’s Word of Mouth. His short novel Uncle Gobb and the Dread Shed was shortlisted for the Little Rebels Award.

Michael is one of the most significant figures in contemporary children's poetry. In drawing closely on his own childhood experiences he continues to introduce new generations of children to the delights of poetry. His collection, A Great Big Cuddle, illustrated by Chris Riddell, was joint winner of the 2016 CLiPPA award. His collection: Jelly Boots, Smelly Boots illustrated by David Tazzyman was shortlisted for the CLiPPA in 2017. 

Video Interviews

MR - imagine something which has never happened

Michael Rosen - How I write poems - imagine something which has never happened

MR - How I write poetry

Michael Rosen - How I write poems

MR - where do I write?

Michael Rosen - Where I write my poems

poetry talk - teachers - circle time

Michael Rosen - Circle time, poetry and philosophy

MR - a poem is a way of begining a conversation

Michael Rosen - How to inspire young poets

poetry talk - teacher - promoting poetry

Michael Rosen - Why create a poetry corner?

poetry talk- teachers - oral construction of a poem

Michael Rosen - First construct a poem orally

poetry talk - teachers - helping children to own written language

Michael Rosen - Helping children to possess language

poetry talk - teachers - poetry show

Michael Rosen - How to inspire young poets - performing

MR- How to become a poet

Michael Rosen - How to become a poet

Michael Rosen Poems I remember from my childhood

Michael Rosen - Poems I remember from my childhood

MR - My dad

Michael Rosen - Poems I remember from my dad

R - My brother

Michael Rosen - Poems I remember from my brother

MR - My mum

Michael Rosen - Poems I remember from my mum

MR - poems don't tie the ends up

Michael Rosen - Poems leave gaps for us to fill in

Poetry talk - teacher - poetry as carrier of culture

Michael Rosen - Poetry as a carrier of culture