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Writing a poem about 'place'


Poet and artist John Lyons shares tried and tested guidelines used by successful poets.

How to write a poem about place


So, you want to write a poem about 'place' but don’t know where to start? Don't worry! Rachel Rooney is here to help.

Prompts from Indigo Williams


Poet and spoken word educator Indigo Williams gives prompts to help create a poem or design a lesson.

Image by Caroline Forbes

A lesson plan with Jackie Kay


Using 'In My Country' by Jackie Kay to explore the importance of place to identity.

Lesson plan for KS1 and KS2


Using 'A Bay in Anglesey', by John Betjeman to stimulate expressive writing. 

Top tips from Kate Clanchy


Whether you are a young poet or an English teacher, Kate Clancy's top tips will help you write a poem about 'place'.

The CLPE website is packed with resources to support the teaching of poetry in primary schools. Whether you are looking for a poem to use with your class or a guide to poetry language and forms, you will find something to help you.

Easy steps to edit your poem


Having problems editing your poem? Try following John Lyons' pointers for young poets.

Be inspired by our previous winners!


Read poems from our previous winners and let their words inspire you to write your own.

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