Here are some other Victorian children's poets:

MEREDITH COSTAIN is a versatile writer whose work ranges from picture books through to ‘tween’ fiction and non-fiction for older readers. She is also the editor of national children’s magazine, Comet, and the literary editor of Explore, Comet and Challenge magazines.
Meredith began writing poems when she was six, about the animals on the farm where she grew up. When she was eight, her poem ‘My Little Creek’ was published in the ‘junior’ section of The Age newspaper. Over the years she has had several poems published in magazines and small press literary journals. Her book of action verse for the very young, Doodledum Dancing (illustrated by Pamela Allen) was published by Penguin in 2006.
Meredith regularly visits libraries and schools to give writing workshops and talks to children and adults. To find out more about Meredith and her books visit her website at:


LORRAINE MARWOOD loves to write poetry both for children and adults and to take poetry workshops in schools.  Her workshops are not conventional, for example how to make metaphors from a word grid or mask poems, conversation poems, images.  Lorraine believes in innovation in teaching and writing poetry.  Concrete details are the building blocks of powerful poems.  In workshops Lorraine reads,  models her own poems, scaffolds a fun way to write- showing that poetry can be so accessible to every child.  Her poetry is regularly published in School Magazine, New South Wales and her two books of poetry for children are published by Five Islands Press.  'Redback Mansion' and 'that downhill yelling'.  She also writes a regular column for Literature Base called Poetry Tips- ways for teachers to encourage the writing of poetry in their classroom.