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‘Banned of Gold,’ a sonnet by Caroline Burrows

Caroline Burrows’ poetry has featured on BBC Radio 4, been printed in BBC Sky at Night Magazine, and shown at the Sheffield Adventure and Kendal Mountain Film Festivals.  Her...

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October 18, 2022

‘A Rage (and Fear) of Cancer’ by Alison Hramiak

Alison Hramiak is a part time poet and part time teacher educator living and working in Yorkshire. She has written...

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October 17, 2022

October blog by Sue Wallace-Shaddad

I have been thinking about place and coastlines recently. I came across an exhibition of paintings by Emma Williams in...

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October 12, 2022

The Top Five Spooky Literary Characters to Dress up as This Halloween 

As The Maker celebrates Halloween this month with our ‘Ghostly Stories’ theme, we’ve decided to put together a couple Halloween...

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October 10, 2022

Home, by Victoria Dohring

Victoria won third place in the 5-11 years category in our 2022 Young People’s Poetry Competition.   If I ask...

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October 6, 2022

Loving an Introvert, by Imogen Beaumont

Imogen won second place in the 16-18 years category in our 2022 Young People’s Poetry Competition.   the television blares...

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October 6, 2022

Of Us, American Dreams, by Amy (Seohyun) Shin

Amy (Seohyun) won third place in the 12-15 years category in our 2022 Young People’s Poetry Competition.   For her ...

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October 6, 2022

Home, by Mahek Ansari

Mahek won third place in the 16-18 years category in our 2022 Young People’s Poetry Competition.   I’ve never felt...

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October 6, 2022

Hometown, by Grace Hussey

Grace won the first place prize in the 16-18 years category in our 2022 Young People’s Poetry Competition. “Because the...

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October 6, 2022

Our Gang HQ, by Faith Lydall

Faith won first place in the 5-11 years category in our 2022 Young People’s Poetry Competition.   Our house is...

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October 6, 2022

Home of a Reader, by Elizabeth George

Elizabeth won second place in the 5-11 years category in our 2022 Young People’s Poetry Competition.   A home is...

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October 6, 2022

This isn’t Home, by Sofia Stamtsi-dobson

Sofia won the joint-first place prize in the 12-15 years category in our 2022 Young People’s Poetry Competition.   hesitantly...

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October 6, 2022
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