James Norcliffe’s poems, along with Jenny Cooper’s witty illustrations, reveal what most teachers and nearly all pupils secretly know – that poetry can be fun to read and fun to write.
The book contains
- an interview with the author
- explanatory notes and a guide to the main poetic techniques used
- a writing prompt with each poem, to encourage you to pack your own bag for Mars – or anywhere else that poetry may take you.
“Packing A Bag for Mars is the complete package for aspiring writers and working teachers seeking an understanding of the nature of poetry and a wide variety of examples to choose from.”
teacher and poet.
Available from all good booksellers and from Clerestory Press.
James Norcliffe (award winning author of the junior fiction fantasy series The Loblolly Boy) has written 45 lively thought-provoking poems for children on diverse subjects … he uses a range of styles, voices and approaches THEN he encourages his audience (or you the teacher to try with your class) that style. These poems will encourage your students to write more sophisticated poetry … highly recommended!