My Life as a Goldfish and other poems

Shortlisted for CLiPPA 2015

by Rachel Rooney

These succinct poems, sometimes darkly humorous and incorporating delicious wordplay, are lessons in how economy of words can lead the imagination to soar. The collection explores a thought-provoking range of different perspectives, with both humorous and more poignant poems each examining a range of emotions and feelings.
Rachel Rooney was the winner of the CLPE Poetry Award in 2012, for her collection The Language of Cat and Other Poems.

See the five things Rachel wishes she'd known about poetry before she started writing it here

Apropriate for age group: Years 3 and 4  

Videos

Rachel Rooney - Cheer Up

Rachel Rooney - Cheer Up

Rachel Rooney - Don't Move the Goalposts

Rachel Rooney - Don't Move the Goalposts

Rachel Rooney - Flame

Rachel Rooney - Flame

Rachel Rooney - Home Time

Rachel Rooney - Home Time

Rachel Rooney - Liar

Rachel Rooney - Liar

Rachel Rooney - Making Friends

Rachel Rooney - Making Friends

Rachel Rooney - Nobody Knows

Rachel Rooney - Nobody Knows

Rachel Rooney - Six Facts About Light

Rachel Rooney - Six Facts About Light

Rachel Rooney - The 20a Bus

Rachel Rooney - The 20a Bus

Rachel Rooney - The Whisper

Rachel Rooney - The Whisper

Rachel Rooney - Wide Open

Rachel Rooney - Wide Open

John Donne Primary School, Southwark performing Stone by Rachel Rooney

Y3 John Donne Primary School performing Stone by Rachel Rooney