As I’m sure you’re aware, yesterday was National Poetry Day 2019. NPD is a little bit like Christmas for us poets – it’s the one day a year when we’re almost certain to be working, and when everybody pays poetry a lot more attention than usual.

This year, Blue Peter’s live episode was an NPD special, and I was chuffed to bits to be invited into the show. Along with four specially selected pupils from Webster Primary, I wrote a poem live on air using five words which had been submitted by CBBC viewers. I also performed a special BP poem which I’d written, which was good enough to earn me a badge.

The episode is available to view on iPlayer here for the next 29 days.

poet, educator & activist

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