Rising Stars: New Young Voices in Poetry

by R. Awolola, V. Adukwei Bulley, A. Cook, J. Hulma and Amina Jama
illustrated by R. Chowdhury, E. Chuah & Joe Manners

Ref: 15024

Poems about the body, aliens, peas, a cousin's clothes, afro hair and Auntie Lucille; structures from free verse to haiku...a superb mix of word recipes which beg to be performed. We were delighted to be at the launch of this unique poetry collection, brought about by a collaboration between the indie gem of a publisher, Otter-Barry, and Pop Up Projects- and with the support/advice of Joelle Taylor, Artistic Director of SLAMbassadors UK. Already known on the SLAM circuit, this anthology marks these 5 poets' debut on the children's literature landscape and includes the works of Amina Jama (Somali-British poet/Radio 1Xtra's Words First London finalist), Jay Hulme (Transgender performance poet/winner of SLAMbassadors 2015) and Victoria Adukwei Bulley (British-Ghanaian poet, writer, filmmaker and director of Mother Tongues). Are we allowed a favourite? Look out for 'This Poem Is Not About Parakeets'... Age 10-16 , Paperback 95pp