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. She has compiled several volumes of poetry anthologies, including iF: A Treasury of Poems for Almost Every Possibility, The Love Book, A Poem for Every Night of the Year and A Poem for Every Day of the Year. "
"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.
A Friday Poem by Stevie Smith, chosen by Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of A Manual for Heartache and The Last Act of Love.
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.
Robert Elms's Radio show. Thanks for having me. You were right - people came to the National Theatre after we chatt… https://t.co/SJx2TrGg5d
by @AllieEsiri - 22 hours ago
Robert Elms's Radio show. Great to talk about London & poetry & not sure what else as it was so surprisingly fun. T… https://t.co/9MnoITm0OY
by @AllieEsiri - yesterday
RT @jenbenka: Milton contributed 630 words to the English language (more than twice as many as Shakespeare) including: love-lorn, terrific,…
by @AllieEsiri - 2 days ago
On 19 November, 1863 Abraham Lincoln delivered The
@HiddlesArmy Thank you - how lovely of you to say
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