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Why poetry belongs to us all


On Poetry Day, Sarah Crossan argues that poetry is everywhere. And it is ours. So sing and share your songs and dont be afraid to snatch poetry back into your life and use it!

Read the first chapter of Sarah Crossans new novel Apple and Rain

The first thing that happens when I offer someone a copy of my debut novel, The Weight of Water, is that I get a little smile. This has nothing to do with me or my writing, of course, but with my novels cover a gorgeous Oliver Jeffers illustration and a quote from the legendary Cathy Cassidy. Inevitably the book gets swiped from my hands with words along the lines of Thank you! Ill start it straight away.

But I wait.

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