Poems to Live Your Life By, illustrated and read aloud by Chris Riddell
Author and illustrator Chris Riddell reads and illustrates poems from Poems to Live Your Life By.
Poems to Live Your Life By is a collection of forty-six famous and lesser-known poems, personally chosen and beautifully illustrated by author and illustrator Chris Riddell. In these videos Chris reads a selection of poems from the collection, while guiding us through the stunning drawings inside.
‘I Miss You’ by A F Harrold
A F Harrold is an English poet, performer and children’s author. ‘I Miss You’ is a simple, moving poem about missing someone who is no longer in your life.
‘Smoke Signals’, Phoebe Bridgers
Phoebe Bridgers is an American musician from Los Angeles. ‘Smoke Signals’ is a song from her album Stranger in the Alps.
‘Thirteen’, Kae Tempest
Poet, performer and playwright Kae Tempest addresses themes of gender inequality in this poem from their collection Hold Your Own.
‘Tissue’, Imtiaz Dharker
Pakistan-born English poet Imtiaz Dharker has written six books of poetry, including 2006’s The Terrorist at my Table which the poem ‘Tissue’ is taken from.