The Henry Brothers' Jim Jam Slam

Here at Henry Towers we’re getting more than a little excited about the imminent arrival of hallowe’en. Any excuse to dress-up, and we’ve been planning our costumes for months. As we do every year, we’ll be hollowing out pumpkins, concocting blood cocktails, baking bat cookies and performing spooky poems. Poems not unlike this one by one of our favourite poets, Brian Moses. We found it in ‘Knock Down Ginger and other poems’, published by Cambridge University Press. A cracking read, with some wonderful poems to perform and read out loud. Brian Moses also suggests ideas for writing poems and some thoughts on performance.  So without further ado, here’s Brian’s poem. Read and enjoy….

Down at the Hotel Dread
the vampires are taking a break,
no vegetarian meals served here,
just tender and juicy steak.
No garlic in the ghoulash,
no glimpse of summer sun,
just Dracula on the TV
and vampires having fun!

Brian goes on to suggest that with a…

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About The Henry Brothers

We are English teachers involved in ELT publishing in Turkey, and also touring the country giving workshops and presentations to English teachers, mainly on the use of poetry, storytelling and other lively activities in the classroom. We can be contacted by e-mail to
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