Daljit Nagra shows you how to write a poem using the Great Poetry Animator. Have a go generating your own poems and take inspiration from the beautiful ebook produced by new poetry e-publishers Silkworms Ink.
Daljit’s Great Poetry Animator can be used again and again – try different buildings (e.g. school, a friend or relative’s house, where you once stayed on holiday) or revisit different memories from your map of home. Why not try it out and then submit your favourite poem/s to one of the competitions or magazines on our Poetry Opportunities Page?
For inspiration, have a look at the lovely winners’ anthology from when we first ran this challenge in March. We invited poets aged 16 and under to submit their poems for the chance to be included in an e-anthology produced by Silkworms Ink – and now Red Rascal Strawberry has arrived.
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Daljit Nagra was born and raised in West London, then Sheffield, and currently lives in Willesden where he works in a secondary school. His first collection, Look We Have Coming to Dover!, won the 2007 Forward Prize for Best First Collection and was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award. In 2008 he won the South Bank Show/Arts Council Decibel Award. Daljit’s second book, Tippoo Sultan’s Incredible White-Man-Eating Tiger Toy-Machine!!! was shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize in 2011.(photo: Hayley Madden)