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Literature

Cosmic Disco book cover

Cosmic Disco

By Grace Nichols
Illustrated by Alice Wright
Published by Frances Lincoln

Paperback

Price £7.99
9781847803986
Publisher Frances Lincoln

This collection whirls us out into the cosmos to dance ‘in the endless El Dorado of stars stars stars’ and back again to ‘that little old blue ball spinning in the corner over yonder’. Nature is personified in many guises. Lady Winter raps out a warning and chastises a cheeky robin. Autumn is a knight with ‘cape of rustling ochre, gold and brown’ and ‘spurs made of sprigs’ and ‘medals made of conkers’. Colours speak, giving persuasive arguments why the artist should choose each one of them. Venus is addressed majestically and a ‘star that time forgot’ given a new name.

Shortlisted for the 2014 CLiPPA (CLPE Poetry Award)