Welcome to the New Children’s Poetry Summit Blog!

The Children’s Poetry Summit is a network of individuals and organisations actively interested in poetry for children. It provides a regular forum for discussion, information exchange, sharing of ideas and good practice, and is a pressure group which campaigns for poetry for children and teenagers. The group meets three times a year but has a much larger reach through its mailing list. Please get in touch through our Contact page if you’d like to know more.

Members of the Summit are children’s poets, publishers, teachers, booksellers, librarians, literature and reading organisations and individuals interested in poetry for children and teenagers.

Our principal aims are to:

  • exchange information and ideas, keep up to date with what is currently happening and generally raise the profile of poetry for children and teenagers
  • create opportunities and campaign on behalf of poetry for children and teenagers  through publishing, bookselling, in schools, via librarians, teacher training colleges and literature organisations

This blog will be our public face and you can look forward to lots of articles about poetry for children and teenagers, articles about reading, libraries, inspiration and – of course – lots of poems by some of the very finest poets for children.

Watch this space for everything you’d ever need from the dazzling world of poetry for young people!

You can also follow our lively Twitter account @kidspoetsummit to keep up to date with the very latest news.

~ Chris Holifield