Some spooky stuff

Halloween isn’t really something that we celebrate in our family, especially now that the kids have grown up. However, having said that, I do enjoy a spooky story (I grew up reading Stephen King) so thought I might share one on Poetry Friday which is being hosted today on Tabatha Yeatts’ blog. I hope you […]

Results are in….

Huge congratulations to everyone who entered my Spring Poetry/Story in Verse Competition last Spring – you’ve all be incredibly patient but here is the moment you’ve all been waiting for. I have to say this was an incredibly hard decision to make hence all the highly commendeds and honourable mentions – the standard was fantastic. […]

If at first you don’t succeed…

…what ever you do, don’t give up! This morning I received some lovely news. A magazine in which I’ve been longing to appear accepted a poem to be published in their Winter Issue (Christmas because they are in the northern hemisphere). I have been submitting poems to this particular magazine since 2015 – 18 poems […]

One Minute Till Bedtime – Blog Tour/Celebration

Welcome to our online celebration of Kenn Nesbitt’s beautiful collection of poems written by 65 poets from all around the world. Below you will find a display of some of the poems that didn’t make it into the anthology. I thought this might be a fun way to showcase some well loved rejections while also […]

A lesson about rhyme and meter, written in rhyme and meter…

~ I am writing this poem to try and explain ~The meaning of meter and rhyme ~This meter I’m using is often amusing ~If Seuss is the source of the chime But rather than bother with technical terms Let’s look at the beats, on and off The stressed beats, in red, are the on beats […]

The Little Things in Life

  Dear Jackie, I am writing to invite you to join Jack Prelutsky, Jane Yolen, Lemony Snicket, Judith Viorst, Douglas Florian, Sharon Creech, and many others in an anthology of poems I am putting together for Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. There was a bit more detail in the middle…………then With kindest regards, Kenn […]