Books and writing

2020

  • [Coming soon: ‘Potion Problems’ a poem in the anthology Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble: Magical Poems chosen by Paul Cookson.]
  • ‘Indian Ocean’ poem in the Poems on Postcards series 3: In Swings the Tide
  • ‘The Button Jar’ poem published in The School Magazine: Countdown, 2020

2019

  • ‘Back in Time to 2019’ playscript published in The School Magazine: Countdown, 2019

2017

  • ‘How to be an Emu Egg’ poem exhibited as part of the Eggsibition Exhibition at Paper Bird Books Gallery, Fremantle Western Australia
  • ‘Body Beat’ poem published in The School Magazine: Countdown, 2017.
  • ‘Bookmarks’ poem published in The School Magazine: Countdown, 2017

2015

  • ‘Biscuit Bother’ poem published in The School Magazine: Countdown, March 2015, issue no. 2.

2014

  • ‘Odd socks’ poem published in The School Magazine: Blast Off,  June 2014, issue no. 5.

Here are two of my poems (a sample of my writing)  

Odd socks

People say
your socks don’t match!
as if I didn’t know.
But socks that clash
have much more dash,
odd socks—
the way to go.

The principal bought black socks,
seven pairs, all the same.
He says his black socks always match,
I think that’s such a shame.

I close my eyes when choosing socks
one stripes, one spots,
one bright, one grey.
It’s better when my socks don’t match—
sock lucky-dips every day.
© Rebecca Newman

‘Odd socks’ first appeared in The School Magazine: Blast Off,  June 2014, issue no. 5.


Biscuit bother

My sister ate the biscuit
the last one in the jar,
I thought that I could sneak it
but I didn’t sneak it far —
as I snuck it past my sister
she gave an angry shriek!
It’s a problem when your sneakers
have more squeak than they have sneak.
© Rebecca Newman

‘Biscuit Bother’ first appeared in The School Magazine: Countdown, March 2015, issue no. 2.

2 responses to “Books and writing

  1. I love teaching poetry with your work Rebecca! It’s very accessible for my year 4 students. Thank you for spreading the love of clever wordplay to a new generation.

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