“A fantastic work in every conceivable way”: Poetry Roundabout reviews the Imaginarium

"Step out of your daily grind and into Shauna’s imaginarium – where humdrum is injected with colour, feelings and emotions with clarity, and empathy is just how and where you need it to be," writes Liz Brownlee in her review of Saturdays at the Imaginarium for PoetryRoundabout.com. "You know those somethings you catch out of the …

“There are gems to be discovered”: Books for Keeps reviews Saturdays at the Imaginarium

      Huge thanks to reviewer Ferelith Hordon at the brilliant children's book magazine Books for Keeps for their lovely 'five stars' review of Saturdays at the Imaginarium! Here's a few extracts - "Welcome to Shauna Darling Robertson’s Imaginarium where she will introduce you to ideas, questions, possibilities that should not be... In other words she …

Interview with Josephine Corcoran of ‘And Other Poems’

My long-time friend and poetry collaborator Josephine Corcoran, editor of the brilliant adult poetry webzine And Other Poems recently interviewed me for her blog - you can find the interview over at josephinecorcoran.org. Thanks heaps to Josephine. Here's a bit more about her brilliant writing. Josephine Corcoran lives in Trowbridge. She has published two poetry collections, What Are …

Saturdays at the Imaginarium published 28 October 2020

I'm thrilled to introduce you to Saturdays at the Imaginarium, my first collection of poems written for children, published October 2020. The book is illustrated by Jude Wisdom and published by the lovely folks at Troika. You can read all about it here on the 'books' page of my website. Or check it out on Troika's website …

M-M-Murray’s M-M-Mountains: how to use your brain to get good at stuff that feels scary

There's a poem in Saturdays at the Imaginarium called 'M-M-Murray’s M-M-Mountains'. It's about someone called Murray (which you probably guessed) who's afraid of heights. The trouble is, Murray's a mountain climber. So he spends quite a lot of time feeling anxious. Worrying. Fretting. Stressing out. Poor Murray. I'll read you the poem in a short …