Kristin Martin

Kristin Martin writes poetry and short fiction for children and adults. She is the author of two poetry collections, To Rhyme or Not to Rhyme? (Glimmer Press, 2019) and Paint the Sky, (Ginninderra Press, 2016). Her poems appear in the South Australian poetry anthology, Tadpoles in the Torrens (Wakefield Press, 2013, 2016), and in magazines, including Blast Off, Countdown and Orbit (The School Magazine) in Australia, and in the Irish magazine The Caterpillar. Her poems also appear on the websites Australian Children’s Poetry ( ) and her own website, Poems For Kids ( ), which is a Learning Destination for Children’s University.

Kristin works part time as a primary school teacher, where, amongst other things, she teaches poetry to students from Foundation to Year 7.

Kristin’s poetry workshops are interactive, entertaining and educational, and provide the opportunity for students to practise the skills learnt. Her workshops are aligned to the Australian Curriculum and are tailored to the needs of each class. Workshops topics can be chosen from the following:

      • rhyming poetry
      • similes in poems
      • metaphors in poems, including extended metaphors
      • personification in poems
      • concrete poems
      • free verse poetry

She is available for bookings for Foundations to Year 10 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday throughout the school year.

Kristin lives in Adelaide in a house near the sea with her husband, two children, three goldfish, four turtles, five spiny leaf insects and a bearded dragon named Ash.

Published Titles

To Rhyme or Not To Rhyme, Glimmer Press, 2019

Paint the Sky, Ginninderra Press, 2016