Write a great poem
Caleb Femi is one of the UK’s most exciting young poets. As Young People’s Laureate for London, he’s committed to bringing poetry to as many people as possible. He’s also a judge for the Premier League Writing Stars competition. Here he shares his five top tips for writing a great poem.
1 Think about what you know, and what you want to talk about. Begin to put it down on paper.
2 You could focus on a moment when you’ve been really strong in the face of adversity; where you had to try and try again, to get yourself through a difficult situation.
3 A poem doesn’t have to rhyme. It’s a way for you to express your feelings and ideas in written form, so let your imagination flow.
4 Don’t overthink it. The Premier League Writing Stars judges are looking for poems of no more than 20 lines, or 150 words, so don’t feel like you have to write a masterpiece. Some of the most famous poems of all time are only a few lines long.
5 Have fun. It’s not homework, so try to just enjoy yourself.
To find out how you can get involved in Premier League Writing Stars competition visit plprimarystars.com
Caleb Femi is passionate about poetry.
Put your poem down on paper.