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I first started writing poetry when I was very young – too young to worry about whether I was actually any good or not! I did receive encouraging feedback from my parents and teachers though. I guess I gained real confidence when I won a young poet competition for my county (Essex). Then I thought – hey, maybe I’m not so bad.