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An interview with Shaun Clarke - Lyrically Justified

I first heard about Shaun Clarke and the Urban Word Collective in June 2017 while browsing Bristol 24/7, so often the best place to find out what’s going on around the city. 1,293 more words

Benjamin Zephaniah

Reading: White Comedy by Benjamin Zephaniah

Benjamin Zephaniah (b. 1958) is a British-Jamaican poet who has considerable influence in contemporary poetry. He was born in Birmingham to a Barbadian father and Jamaican mother. 345 more words


Whole Class Reading Lesson (Inference) - My Name is Not Refugee

Having read My Name in Not Refugee with T, I decided I would like to use it with my Year 6 class so prepared the lesson attached. 228 more words


Christmas in Another Color: Children’s Books for the Holiday Season

I have, in previous years, complained about the whiteness of Christmas books, so it is pleasant to be able to report *some* progress recently in British books that represent a wider variety of people.  958 more words

Children's Literature

Nature Trail (Benjamin Zephaniah)

At the bottom of my garden
There’s a hedgehog and a frog
And a lot of creepy-crawlies
Living underneath a log,
There’s a baby daddy long legs… 155 more words

Personal Development

Xmas 1986

The Hackney Empire’s opening night with Roland Muldoon at the helm in 1986.
Some good poets on the bill.