Sue Hardy-Dawson

is a poet, artist, and illustrator, and has been widely published in children’s poetry anthologies. Her first solo collection 'Where Zebras Go', Otter-Barry Books is shortlisted for the 2018 CLiPPA Prize. Apes to Zebras an A to Z of shape poemes with Poetry Ambassadors Roger Stevens and Liz Brownlee came out in 2018.

A second solo collection 'If I Were Other Than Myself' is out NOW Troika Books.


She has an Open First Class Honours Degree in Creative Writing, Literature and Supporting Teaching and Learning.


She is a member of The National Assosiation for Writers in Education and has been a writer in schools and also been commissioned to provide workshops for the Prince of Wales Foundation for Children and the Arts.


As a dyslexic writer she takes a special interest in encouraging children with special educational needs. 

‘Sue's poems are objects of heartfelt beauty and artistry, and her workshops are inspirational in encouraging students to access their creativity and imaginations.’


Award winning poet and Educator:





Sue Hardy-Dawson's poems are lyrical and surprising - she builds new worlds with words.  Whether funny or sad they never fail to be interesting as she uses language to engage and delight. She is also an experienced educator and workshop leader. What's not to like?


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