Allie Esiri, described in a Tatler profile as 'a poetry powerhouse', is a former English stage, film and television actress, now a writer.
Her iF Poems app was launched to great acclaim in November 2011 and was the Apple Editors' Choice All Time Favourite app. iF: A Treasury of Poems for Almost Every Possibility was published in 2012 and The Love Book in 2014.
She has hosted poetry events at The Times and the Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, The Sunday Times Festival of Education and The Oldie Soho Literary Festival.
The theme for National Poetry Day 2017 is 'freedom'. Here are a few poems that celebrate one of the most powerful words in the English language.
We're thrilled to announce that Macmillan Children's Books has won both Independent Bookshop Children's Awards! Tidy by Emily Gravett wins the Picture Book Category and A Poem for Every Night of the Year edited by Allie Esiri wins the Children's Category.
In anticipation of National Poetry Day on 6th October, we'll be sharing a different poem from A Poem For Every Night of the Year every day this week.
Macmillan Children’s Books is to publish the new poetry anthology by Allie Esiri this September. A Poem for Every Night of the Year is Allie Esiri’s third poetry anthology.
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