It’s World Poetry Day, a day to celebrate and share the magic of poetry.
To celebrate the day, my friend and wonderful poet Jackie Hosking, suggested a blog link up, with Australian children’s poets who have been published in The School Magazine posting about our experiences.
If you don’t know, The School Magazine is celebrating is centenary this year. For one hundred years the magazine has been entertaining and educating Aussie kids with poetry, stories and more. That’s a massive achievement.
On a personal level, I feel like School Magazine was where it began for me as a children’s poet, because it was where my first published children’s poem appeared, back in 2002. So, to celebrate World Poetry Day AND the anniversary, here is that poem:
(Copyright Sally Murphy 2002, 2016)
Since 2002 I’ve had lots of poems published – in the School Magazine, in other journals, in books, and online, but I always feel an extra thrill of delight when one of my poems finds its way into the pages of the School Magazine.
You can see what other Aussie Children’s Poets have to say about World Poetry Day and School Magazine here.