World Poetry Day: Rio Ferdinand, Olly Murs, Joseph Coelho and Lauren Child

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WATCH: Poet Joseph Coelho gives his top tips

To celebrate National Poetry Day and to celebrate we've got one of the UK's biggest poets to give his top tips.

Joseph Coelho is fresh from judging the Premier League Writing Stars competition alongside former footballer, Rio Ferdinand, author Lauren Child and pop star Olly Murs.

They looked through 25,000 entries from young aspiring poets to find the best poem on diversity in the UK.

So how do you judge what makes a great poem? Newsround went down to Premier League poems HQ to see the judges in action.

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WATCH: Newsround meets the Premier League poem judges

And you guessed it - we got them to write a poem too.

But it wasn't an easy process! Take a look.

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National Poetry Day: Rio Ferdinand, Olly Murs, Joseph Coehlo and Lauren Childs improvise!

It got us thinking, do you love poetry? What's your favourite poem? We want to hear from you. Send in your comments below!

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  • Comment number 2. Posted by Official Newsround

    21 Mar 2019 17:24
    We here at Bridgeview Special School love watching Newsround everyday. We have been doing poetry lately and because it is national poetry day we wanted to tell you what our favourite poem is.

    We love watching "On the Ning Nang Nong" by Spike Milligan because he is so funny with his nonsense poem.
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    21 Mar 2019 12:51
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