About Rachel SmithRachel Smith is a chef working in central London. She has a BA (Hons) from Canterbury University, New Zealand where she specialised in New Zealand literature, and is currently a member of Jane Draycott's Saturday Workshop group at the Poetry School in London.
Take another tour
Over the years I’ve become increasingly interested in the lyrical nature of poetry.
There are so many good poems in the Children's Archive, it's hard to know where to start!
Ask the poet
In this revealing interview Owen Sheers, one of the UK's most successful younger writers, talks about the influence of his Welsh heritage on his writing, from the landscape to the lives of the small town boys he grew up with.