Guest blog by Joshua Seigal, National Poetry Day Ambassador
Hello everyone, Joshua Seigal here. I am delighted and honoured to be a National Poetry Day Ambassador for 2016. I shall be spending my time visiting schools around the country, where I will be performing my own poems and inspiring children to write their own.
The theme for NPD this year is 'Messages', and I have been busy concocting lots of weird and wonderful ideas for my workshops. Here is a video in which I perform a love poem to a lychee. Yes, you heard that right!
This poem is taken from my brand new book, ‘I Don't Like Poetry’. This book has just been published by Bloomsbury, and I am very excited. Hopefully it will change some people's minds about poetry, which can sometimes be a bit dull. I love nothing more than sharing my poems with people (or at people), so if you want to check out more of my work, you can either buy the book, or read some poems for free on my website - www.joshuaseigal.co.uk
Have a fantastic National Poetry Day everyone!