Lift-Off Approaches

Just a few days until the launch of The Dirigible Balloon on August 1st. We have 32 lovely poems from a dozen excellent poets with subjects that range far and wide … we have Einstein’s theory of relativity explained, a plea to rehome some mythical creatures, a knight of old without the correct underwear, the…

Two weeks to lift-off

It is now two weeks until the official launch of The Dirigible Balloon. The idea of an online publication featuring the best poetry for children from both established and new poets has moved on and is becoming a reality. We have twelve poets contributing over thirty poems altogether for the inaugural issue … but perhaps…

Suppose …

Suppose there was a place for writers of children’s poetry to air their stuff online called The Dirigible Balloon … Suppose we were not here today,behind our desks at school, and say instead of maths and grammar stuff,of which we do more than enough, both you and I could catch a bus,balloon or hippotamus, and…