For Adults

For Adults


Michael Rosen was born in 1946 in North London. One of the best-known figures in the children’s book world, he is renowned for his work as a poet, performer, broadcaster and scriptwriter. As an author and by selecting other writers’ works for anthologies he has been involved with over 140 books. He lectures and teaches in universities on children’s literature, reading and writing. Michael is a familiar voice to BBC listeners and is currently presenting Word of Mouth, the magazine programme that looks at the English language and the way we use it. He visits schools with his one-man show to enthuse children with his passion for books and poetry. He was one of the first poets to make visits to schools throughout the UK and has also visited schools throughout the world. Read more…


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For the lefty loved-one in your life, three books of my political poetry you can get from Bookmarks Bookshop online store:

Selected Poems, Fighters for Life

Don’t Mention the Children

Listening to a Pogrom on the Radio

My memoir (first 23 years of my life) is So They Call You Pisher! published by Verso. It’s a reminiscence of what it was like growing up in the London suburbs in the 40s, 50s and 60s, with parents who came from London’s East End, with roots in Poland. They were Communists up until 1957 and then left, after we came back from East Germany. All this leads me to explore their background and find out what happened to the relatives who disappeared during the Second World War. But the main focus of the book is on what kind of education I got in school – and out – and what that tells me about what schools and education is for!

So They Call You Pisher!: A Memoir

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Articles by Michael Rosen

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I’m on Twitter as @MichaelRosenYes and on Facebook as Michael Rosen.

I also am an occasional blogger at where I write up thoughts on education, literature and current affairs.

Michael Rosen