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IRON Book of Tree Poetry

The IRON Book of Tree Poetry

The IRON Book of Tree Poetry reads like a lovely mixed woodland. You'll find new voices springing up alongside established poets, such as Debjani Chatterjee, Linda France, Kate Fox, Pippa Little, Jacob Polley and many more...
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Do or die: cavalry charge

Do or die: poetry in politics

Politics has little to do with poetry, you might think. But for weeks Boris Johnson has been repeating his intention to take Britain out of the EU by October 31st “do or die”. The quote comes from Robert Burns' patriotic…

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free poetry pack

Free poetry pack available to download now

Forget chocolate! Get creative this Easter with my free poetry pack. It's been a few months in the making and I'm excited to launch this colourful and creative poetry pack just in time for the holidays. So grab a bit…

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Tidings: A Christmas Journey by Ruth Padel

Tidings: A Christmas Journey by Ruth Padel

Do you love a well-told Yuletide tale? I must admit I do. One of my favourite festive books last year was Tidings: A Christmas Journey by Ruth Padel (Chatto and Windus, 2016). This moving narrative poem has all the hallmarks…

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GetNorth2018: Stephenson's steam engine Rocket in the Discovery Museum
GetNorth2018: Stephenson's steam engine Rocket in the Discovery Museum
GetNorth2018: Stephenson's steam engine Rocket
GetNorth2018: Stephenson's steam engine Rocket in the Discovery Museum
GetNorth2018: Stephenson's steam engine Rocket - Name plate
GetNorth2018: Stephenson's steam engine Rocket in the Discovery Museum
GetNorth2018: Stephenson's steam engine Rocket in the Discovery Museum
GetNorth2018: Stephenson's steam engine Rocket in the Discovery Museum
GetNorth2018: Stephenson's steam engine Rocket in the Discovery MuseumGetNorth2018: Stephenson's steam engine RocketGetNorth2018: Stephenson's steam engine Rocket in the Discovery MuseumGetNorth2018: Stephenson's steam engine Rocket - Name plateGetNorth2018: Stephenson's steam engine Rocket in the Discovery MuseumGetNorth2018: Stephenson's steam engine Rocket in the Discovery MuseumGetNorth2018: Stephenson's steam engine Rocket in the Discovery Museum

Rocket: the ghost of the machine

Robert Stephenson's Rocket has returned home. It stands in pride of place at the Discovery Museum, Newcastle, just a few streets away from Stephenson's works. It is on loan, of course. A star attraction of the Great Exhibition of the…

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His master’s voice: David Almond mythophone

Imagine this... It's the hottest day of the year. You are meandering through the hordes of sun-scorched drinkers, eyeing up their ice cold pints, when you spot it. Slap bang in the middle of the village green! A giant ear…

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Spring picks from World Poetry Day

Last week, World Poetry Day heralded the beginning of spring here in the Northern hemisphere. People shared lines from their favourite poems and journalists penned poetry-related pieces. Here are five weird and wonderful World Poetry Day picks from around the…

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