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Happy National Poetry Day!


Today is National Poetry Day, the theme is stars and we've got a whole galaxy of versey goodness on the site in celebration, from a competition to win the poet laureate's new collection for kids, to audio of Michael Rosen reading his rhymes, top tips for writing poetry, AA Milnes's poems put to music and your lists of favourite poetry books...

Win a copy of 101 Poems for Children by Carol Ann Duffy

Discover who are this year's Foyle Young Poets and read the winning poems

Learn how to write poetry with Rachel Rooney's top poetry writing tips

Listen to Michael Rosen read four of his favourite poems from his collection Big Book of Bad Things

Find out what John Agard has picked as his top 10 poetry books for children

Discover site member Valentine's top five poetry books...

...And d'Artagnan's top five poetry books too

Did you know that Winnie the Pooh author wrote poems? Singer-songwriter Chris T-T has put some of them to music. Listen to him sing Waiting at the Window, and Market Square, recorded at the Edinburgh festival

Listen to Jennifer Burville-Riley, 11, reads the poem that has won her the 2011 John Betjeman poetry competition

Listen to performance poet Dean Atta read Shadowboxer

Where My Wellies Take Me is a collection of favourite poetry chosen by former children's laureate Michael Morpurgo and his wife Clare. Woven around the poetry selection is the story of Pippa, who loves to stay with her Aunty Peggy in the Devon countryside. Take a look at some of the pages

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