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Midnight Feasts


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Midnight Feasts


On this page you’ll find several things: firstly, the anthology of poems all about food that I’ve put together called Midnight Feasts; then, a section about a book of my own poems for kids, Things You Find In A Poet’s Beard; thirdly, a list of anthologies that have my poems in; and finally a bunch of drawings of poems by Chris Riddell.

On the separate Poetry Videos page you’ll find a whole load of videos of me reading and performing these poems, suitable for classroom or home viewing. Enjoy!


Midnight Feasts: Tasty Poems Chosen By…

Coming in October 2019 a brand new anthology, filled with poems about food and drink, written by some of the finest poets writing today, collected together and organised into a book by A.F. Harrold, and illustrated throughout in full colour by Katy Riddell.

Read Matt Harvey writing about bread, Jude Simpson on crisps and custard, Angela Topping and Roger Stevens on lemons, Christopher Reid on salad, Ian McMillan on soup, Choman Hardi talking about a special apple, Caroline Bird on the trouble caused by the humble turnip, Imtiaz Dharker on yoghurt, Moniza Alvi on spice, Joanne Limburg on spuds, Daniel Cockrill on gravy, Kat Francois on bath-time feasting, Salena Godden and Joseph Coelho on the treasures of the hedgerows, James Carter on the sweet shop, Lorraine Mariner thinking about fortune cookies, Mike Barfield on rock cakes, Sabrina Mahfouz singing the joys of the pomegranate, Nick Toczek contemplating the good luck of a full larder and many more poets and poems, old and new, funny and thoughtful… all of them delicious and mouth-watering.


The book is a full-colour 120 page hardback and costs £14.00 (including UK postage and packing). To buy one, click the button below.

Who to sign it for?


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Poet's Beard


Poet's Beard



Things You Find In A Poet's Beard

This collection is full of quite silly, funny, peculiar poems. A few are a bit more serious. Several require deep breaths and most of them ask you to stand up if you read them out loud.

Illustrated wonderfully inside and outside by renowned illustrator extraordinaire Chris Riddell.

Printed using Dyslexie font, specially designed to be easier to read for people with dyslexia.

Only £10 for a copy, signed by A.F. Harrold, including free UK postage and packing
(for orders outside the UK please contact me first to find out postage).

Who to sign it for?
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Poetry Anthologies

Some of A.F. Harrold’s poems can also be found in the following anthologies, edited by a variety of wise and wonderful people, and alongside lots of amazing poems by many brilliant fellow poets.

Click the picture to buy the book (from Hive).

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Chris Riddell


Chris Riddell


The Chris Riddell Bonus Illustrated Poem Section

World-renowned lord of the line, paragon of the pencil and high druid of the doodle, illustrator of Things You Find In A Poet's Beard, Chris Riddell has done some more poem-drawings for words of mine...



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This poem is from Things You Find In A Poet's Beard, but isn't illustrated in there. Chris did these pictures on a train, in his notebook, on the way to a reading we were doing together...


Isn't he amazing?


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