Michael Rosen

(7 May 1946 / Harrow, London)

Comments about Michael Rosen

  • Rookie - 0 Points Mary-jane Lewis (8/17/2015 8:14:00 PM)

    Hi Michael,
    I have loved reading your poems in The Puffin Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry, Brian Patten (Ed.) for years now, ever since my grown up daughter was a little girl. I love, Chocolate Cake, but, by far the favourite of most of my students is, I'm the Youngest in Our House! Thank you for writing about life in such an engaging way. You have helped to make poetry accessible and enjoyable by countless children.
    Now, you can probably write a poem about heads exploding from so much praise!

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  • Rookie Lola (11/26/2012 1:09:00 PM)


    Just wanted to say how brilliant you were when you came to my old school. I am using a few of your poems for a poetry anthology for school. Thanks so Much!

    ps my old school was Wickham Common :)

  • Rookie Gainor Roberts (12/25/2011 10:09:00 AM)

    Hi Michael,
    I am trying to contact you to obtain permission to display one of your poems Chocolate Cake in an art show that is called Visual Poetry in Tampa Florida. I do not find a way to contact you directly, and the website people were no help. I trust that you do not mind, and credits will be given to you and to the website where I found your marvelous poem. Contact me at gainor@tampabay.rr.com and I'll give you more information. Thanks so much!

  • Rookie Michael Rosen (5/21/2007 11:05:00 AM)

    Hello folks
    Just to point out that I am not the Michael Rosen of 'Shaynew Press' who is a 'radical sex photographer', nor am I the Michael Rosen of Lincoln College Oxford who is a Marxist philosopher. It might be fun to be both, as well as me, but one life's enough, eh?
    Michael Rosen (er...English poet, not the US children's poet called Michael J.Rosen...I kid you not!)

  • Rookie Linda Mitchell (10/1/2005 3:52:00 AM)

    Despite clicking submit all I cannot access the poem.

Chocolate Cake

I love chocolate cake.
And when I was a boy
I loved it even more.

Sometimes we used to have it for tea
and Mum used to say,
'If there's any left over
you can have it to take to school
tomorrow to have at playtime.'

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