John Mole (poet)

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John Mole (born 1941) is a British poet.

Mole has won several prizes for his poetry, including an Eric Gregory Award, the Cholmondeley Award, and the Signal Award for children's poetry. He is writer in residence at Magdalene College, Cambridge and poet in residence to the Poets Society in the City of London.[1] He is also poet in residence for the Poet in the City charity scheme.[2]

John Mole's many poems for children include "Variations on an old Rhyme" and "The Balancing Man", both of which discuss political issues in a manner relevant to young people. He wrote the libretto to the opera Alban, a community opera composed by Tom Wiggall and performed in May 2009 in St Albans Cathedral.[citation needed]

A reading of his poetry for the Poetry Archive appeared on CD.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "The Bone in Her Leg by John Mole". Retrieved 30 September 2009. 
  2. ^ "Poet in the City - Poet in Residence". Retrieved 4 January 2011.