198 x 129mm
Mar 7, 2024
10 Exciting New Voices in Poetry
Edited by Joseph Coelho
Illustrated by Ruthine Burton
Fifty poems from ten gifted young British poets from diverse backgrounds, selected by the Children's Laureate, Joseph Coelho
Working with Apples & Snakes, the "Spoken Word Trailblazers", Britain's Children's Laureate has chosen poems from ten debut poets, all from diverse/under-represented backgrounds. Selected for their qualities of originality, expression and style, they represent the best of a new generation of gifted young poets writing for children and young people. These are poems intended to be read aloud and shared. Themes range from video gaming to ice skating and football, hair, holidays, sisterhood, generational memories, friendship, the sense of self, personal experiences, music, and family life.
Fifty poems here open windows on a new generation's thoughts, dreams and desires, and on an exciting new wave of poetic talent.
The poets are Anneliese Amoah, Antoinette Brooks, Sadatu Fatu, Eileen Gbago, Shagufta K. Iqbal, Gayathiri Kathamalakon, Rowan Kiffin Murray, Jay Sandhu, Ioney Smallhorne, and Jasmine Thien. Three new poems by Joseph Coelho will also be included.
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Joseph Coelho, poet and playwright, is a leading figure in performance poetry. His plays have received special note from The Verity Bargate Award and The Bruntwood Playwriting Competition. Joseph has been a guest poet on Radio 4’s Front Row and performed poems for Channel 4 and CBeebies Radio. His debut poetry collection Werewolf Club Rules won the CLPE CLiPPA Poetry Award 2015. Joseph lives in Folkestone, Kent.