What makes a good poem?
Former BookTrust Writer in Residence Nii Ayikwei Parkes shares his thoughts on what you need to write a good poem.
'I started writing because there wasn't always someone to talk to, and there was always something on my mind. Also, as a child, writing was my way of being right. In stories, my parents and my teachers could be wrong and I could be right!
'Later on, writing really helped me understand myself. By writing ideas down I came to understand how I fit into the world.'