Young Student Filmmakers Respond to “Buttons”

I received an email the other day that delighted me. A teacher in the UK found “Buttons” online and use it, and the accompanying storybook, to teach both poetry and filmmaking to her year six students. The results are wonderful, showing an understanding of poetic technique, inventiveness, careful observation of the everyday, and a good …

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“Buttons” (Award-Winning Film-Poem for Children)

I am delighted to announce that “Buttons” won the judge’s prize in the 2014 Southbank Centre Poetry Film Competition “Shot Through the Heart” children’s category. It will premiere at the prize-giving ceremony on July 18th at the Purcell Room in London. Buttons Buttons themselves are a kind of love token, they fasten your coat to …

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