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Prompting Poetry, with Joseph Coelho

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Episode notes

In this very special episode, current Children's Laureate Joseph Coelho talks to Helen about his hopes and ambitions for his time as Laureate - and especially, his flagship project: 'Poetry Prompts', which invites everyone in the nation to become a poet, through weekly videos exploring different aspects of the craft. 

A resources pack, including teaching notes, planning sheets, working wall elements and more is available to support this episode at

This episode is divided into three sections, which can be listened to in one go, as a sequence spread over several days, or in isolation. If you only have time to listen to one, we recommend section 2, which includes Joseph reading his poem This Bear

  • Section 1 starts at 00:00
  • Section 2 starts at 07:48
  • Section 3 starts at 21.23

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