As we move into the Year of the Ox, an animal symbolising hard work, intelligence and reliability, Young Poets’ Stories is celebrating its one year anniversary. To celebrate this turn of the year, Richard and Sue have been delving into the symbol of the Ox in different faiths, beliefs and in poetry. We hope the images, stories and poems will inspire your own writing.
Category: Writing resources
Open the door: Jo Bell’s writing prompts
During Lockdown (version 2) Jo Bell, a former Canal Laureate and all round poetry wonder woman, published a daily writing … More
Ruth Padel’s Letter to a Young Poet
On Monday this week distinguished poet Ruth Padel gave a reading in the Nottingham Poetry Festival 2020 from her new … More
Science and Poetry: Atomic poems
Experiment with writing fibs or atomic poems by using the atomic poetry generator. The generator draws on the Fibonacci sequence, found in the natural world, to determine the word count and line structure of your poem.
Embedding Poetry Writing into the Curriculum: Tips for English Teachers
For many young people, their only exposure to poetry is through their English teacher. Reading and analysing poetry … More
Writing resources page: new additions
We have added some new links on our writing resources page to Sam Winston’s Delicate Sight project. These explore creativity … More
Writing resources for young poets
We are launching a new page of poetry writing resources suitable for writers aged 11 and above.