Welcome to Tyger Tyger Magazine, an online journal of new poems for children. Once a term, we publish twelve roaring, leaping, bright-burning poems on a shared theme, by contemporary writers from all over the world.
Each issue comes with free poetry teaching resources for use in the primary school classroom and at home, and each poem is also available as a free, downloadable, printable poster. Enjoy!
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Enjoy our current issue of twelve brand-new poems for children, on the theme of The Colour Spectrum.
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Who we are
Rachel is a poet and tutor for adults and children. She has co-edited three children’s poetry anthologies with the Emma Press and regularly performs and runs poetry workshops in primary schools. Rachel has taught courses on writing children’s poems for The Poetry School and regularly contributes to the Children’s Poetry Summit blog. She has published a poetry search-and-find book, If You Go Down the Woods Today (Magic Cat, 2021), and three pamphlets of poems for adults.
Helen has a BA from the University of Oxford and an MA and PhD from the University of London, writing her doctoral thesis on Adrian Henri and the Merseybeat movement in 1960s Liverpool. After completing she realised that she was more passionate about widening access and participation than being an academic, and has been working in outreach for the University of Oxford ever since. Married to a Dutchman, they have two small blonde children.
Rakhshan works as an Acquisitions Editor at Rockridge Press, a Bay Area and New York-based publishing house. She has a PhD in Comparative Literature from Utrecht University. She is the author of Kashmiri Life Narratives: Human Rights, Pleasure, and the Local Cosmopolitan (Routledge 2020) and My Sneezes are Perfect (The Emma Press, 2021). Her poetry pamphlet, Paisley (The Emma Press 2017), was shortlisted for the Saboteur Award and the Michael Marks Award.
Kate is a writer and musicologist based in Oxford. Her debut collection of children’s poetry, Moon Juice (The Emma Press), won the 2017 CLiPPA and was nominated for the 2018 CILIP Carnegie Medal. Her second collection for children, Cloud Soup (The Emma Press), came out in summer 2021 and was selected as a Book of the Month by the Guardian. A pamphlet of Kate’s poetry for adults, The Rainbow Faults, is published by The Rialto.