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It’s A Pop-Up Poetry Party! Pop-Up Submissions Special: Poets, We Love You!

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AgentPete is away this week – no doubt on a clandestine (literary) agenty sort of mission – so let’s have a (live!) party!

Over the years, we’ve NOT DONE WELL BY POETRY. Sorry, poetry. And poets. Tonight, we’re going to make amends.

The common reaction in the publishing business is that poetry isn’t a commercial proposition. Well, we’ve got a guest today who’s blown that idea out of the water.

Allie Esiri is the NUMBER ONE author across children’s poetry in 2021. Her three poetry collections, “A Poem for Every Day of the Year”; “A Poem for Every Night of the Year” and “Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year” have sold a mind-blowing 250,000 copies… in hardback! Together with Litopia’s own Kate Salisbury, we’re chatting to Allie on this Sunday’s show about poetry in general, and the many ways in which writers can benefit from it.

But wait – that’s not all!

We’re going to turn this into a LIVE POETRY PARTY! So come along at the usual time on Sunday (just before 5pm UK time) and BRING SOME POETRY!

And if that’s too much for a Sunday… then we’ve got some killer limerick starter lines for YOU to complete in the YouTube chat room… see below.

Oh, and Allie may well be popping into the YouTube chat room herself, just to say hello!

So here’s your Pop-Up Poetry Party Kit Check List:

  1. Bring some poems
  2. Come to the YouTube chat room
  3. Finish writing the limericks we’ve started for you
  4. Open a bottle
  5. Have a darn good time with your poetry pals!

Things will be back to “normal” next week... what's normal?



LIMERICK STARTERS

A lemon, a peach and a pear
Were sharing their thoughts about hair
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5

On a tree, by a bridge, in the dark
I suspended a poignant remark
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4
5

There once was a spinster from Mousehole
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4
5

Said the Bridlington bear to the bee
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4
5

In a ship on its way to Vancouver
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4
5

When a kangaroo carries a football
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4
5

NB... PLEASE USE THE YOUTUBE CHAT ROOM FOR THIS SHOW... NOT THE LITOPIA CHAT ROOM / GENIUS ROOM!
 

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Said the Bridlington bear to the bee,
"Did you make all that honey for me?"
Said the bee, "Not for you;
"it's for Winnie the Pooh"
So the bear threw the bee in the sea.
 

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A lemon, a peach and a pear
were sharing their thoughts about hair
Said the peach, "I've hair too"
Said the others, "poor you"
As they sat on an Ascot's headwear.
 

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There once was a spinster from Mousehole
Who liked to look out of control.
On a warm day in Spring
The choir started to sing
So she raunchily danced up the Maypole.
 

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There once was a spinster from Mousehole
Who liked to look out of control.
On a warm day in Spring
The choir started to sing
So she raunchily danced up the Maypole.
Ha, nice, like the raunchy dancing bit.
Now, for next level up of challenge, can you do one with Mousehole as it’s pronounced - which is Mow-zl?
I dare you . Xxx
 

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Yeah, is in Cornwall. I grew up in Devon and am embarrassed to say I only learned how it was pronounced about 10 years ago, lol.
There once was a spinster from Mow-zl
Who dined on a creel-full of krill
Then, later that night
She burst into light
And was seen from Penzance to Bray Hill.
 
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There once was a spinster from Mousehole
Who liked to look out of control.
On a warm day in Spring
The choir started to sing
So she raunchily danced up the Maypole.
Mousehole is pronounced Mauzul :) Mau to rhyme with 'now.' It's a Cornish place, so you had to know the pronunication!
 

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There once was a spinster from Mousehole
Noticed one day there were cows ill
And although it was wet
She called out the vet
Who fixed them all up and they're now brill
 

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When a kangaroo carries a football
You'd better look out if you're too small
For alas and alack
You can try get it back
But you could get a kick so it's your call
 
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