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Welcome to Australian Children’s Poetry website.

This site is dedicated to showcasing contemporary Australian children’s poets and their work. Most poets have included their contact details if you wish to engage them to present at your school or writers’ festival.

We do not publish collections or anthologies; nor do we offer an assessment or editing service. However, the site presents a Poem of the Day; so, if you are an Australian poet and would like to submit your children’s poem for consideration, you are more than welcome to do so.

We are happy to accept information about children’s poetry activities and events in Australia and overseas, poetry links, competitions, interviews with poets or publishers, and relevant articles.

Australian Children’s Poetry would like to acknowledge and thank the Illawarra South-Coast CBCA

http://nsw.cbca.org.au/pages/illawarrasouthcoast.html  for its generous donation towards making this blog site a reality. Other individuals have also very generously given donations for which I thank them: they are Anne Bell, Dianne Cook, Margaret Pearce, Jennifer Erlanger, Stephen Whiteside, Pat Simmons, Teena Raffa-Mulligan, Janeen Brian, Wendy Blaxland, Dianne Ellis and Katherine Gallagher.

Submissions and enquiries to Dianne (Di) Bates at dibates@outlook.com (http://www.enterprisingwords.com.au)

This blog site was designed and constructed by Helen Ross.

COPYRIGHT ACKNOWLEDGMENT:

Please remember that all articles and poems are copyrighted. As such please acknowledge the poet if you read out the poems to your class or make copies for class use.  Any copies made need to be included on your CAL (Copyright) records.

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  1. This looks great, Di and Helen. Congratulations! What a wonderful resource. The articles are interesting and informative and I’m looking forward to getting to know poets through the interviews.

    • Thanks very much for your congrats, Judith. There were over 4,000 hits in the first week, which shows a lot of interest in Australian children’s poetry. What are you doing these days? Still working out in Western Sydney? Want some poets to run workshops or present readings? All is possible! We had a visit lately from Harry Laing who is a marvellous poetry performer (and writer of poetry!)

  2. Love it, Di – I always lead my students through a unit on Poetry, you have it all in one spot for us, thank you. I will be able to put a link on our Oliver home page.

  3. What a wonderful gift to children everywhere. Ex-pat kids now can keep in touch with their heritage – at last! Don’t forget – out there – to include the children!
    Robyn Youl

  4. What a wonderful website, Di and Helen – a rich resource for Australian poets and their young readers. The School Magazine will include this in our tweets and our e-newsletter. Best wishes to the website and all who sail in her!

    • Wish there was a website also for Australian children’s playwrights, but I don’t know them, except for you and Bill. Is it something you might think about? It would be a wonderful asset, wouldn’t it? Thanks to all at School Magazine for their support, it’s much appreciated.

  5. Hello Di,
    Just looking around the site, it’s blossoming – with lots of innovative, enjoyable poems and good advice. And your reviews are spot on.
    Thanks too for publishing my poems from time to time.
    Katherine

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