Staff Reviews

July 11, 2018

  There is a school in Oxford called Spires Academy where, under the tutelage of writer in residence Kate Clanchy, they make poems. Poems which are concise and subtle, vivid and moving, fluid, arresting, beautiful and often funny.  

These poets are all...

January 18, 2017


What is poetry?

  The dictionary definition of a poem is 'a literary work in which the expression of feelings and ideas is given intensity by the use of distinctive style and rhythm'. But if you really want to find out about poetry, get the most out of it and see wh...

October 27, 2016

Actor Francis Wright reads Halloween poems for The Alligator's Mouth:

'The Poltergeist' by Jack Prelutsky
'Werewolf Club Rules' by Joseph Coehlo
'The Trouble With My Little Sister' by Brian Patten
'The Sorceress' by Jack Prelutsky

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