Tag: poetry

Local author publishes children’s poems collection

Local poet Yvonne Ugarte has published a book of children’s poems, beautifully illustrated by pupils from Beeston Primary School where she works. Yvonne has been writing poetry for fifty years starting aged 5 when she was in foster care. She lost her son, Emil, to Meningitis when he was just

Waiting

As the day progresses into evening, into night, he sits and waits for the unwelcome trumpetless gurgle; that deluge of life essence sprayed after the burble, the crackling; the teeth and tongue morphing life into blobs spotting the basin, bath and surrounds, shades of crimson; it doesn’t come, not like

School poets shine at Cockburn slam

Just before the Easter holiday, teams from four South Leeds schools came together to compete in a Poetry Slam. The event was held in the theatre at Cockburn School and gave children from three primary schools an insight into life in ‘big school’. Middleton Primary School were back to defend