The Power of Poetry Booklists

The booklists in this section were specially created for CLPE's Power of Poetry Project, funded by The Arts Council England. 

Each day of the project has a specific poetry focus and is led by a different published children's poet. The booklists for each day showcase books that can be used across primary schools to illustrate the themes of the day.

The final section of each list shares books and poems, across poetry for adults and children, referenced on the course day by the poet tutors linked to specific activities in each session.

A.F. Harrold
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A.F. Harrold writes poetry for children and adults.

roger mcgough
CLPE

Roger McGough writes poetry for children and adults.

CLPE

Valerie Bloom is a performance poet, originally from Jamaica, and many of her poems are in Jamaican Patois.

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Sarah Crossan is the author of The Weight of Water, shortlisted for the CLiPPA in 2013. She writes in verse and narrative.

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