How to write a poem and some other poems
by Sarah Holding

ISBN 978-1-9163070-6-3
Published by Firehorse

This collection of poems for young children is about celebrating the adventure of growing up, of belonging to a family, of coming to terms with our feelings about the world around us.
In lively, understated and often funny verse, Sarah Holding shares her love of words and her sense of wonder about nature. These read-out-loud poems will appeal to anyone who’s got the hang of reading and inspire them to try writing poems of their own.

Written during lockdown for children aged 4-11, ‘How to write a poem’ is Sarah Holding’s first collection of poetry. It was published on National Poetry Day, October 7th 2021.

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From now until the end of 2021, Sarah is offering poetry writing workshops for primary schools, in both online and face to face formats, free of charge, to celebrate its launch. If you would like to book one for your school, please email