Joe Coelho won the CLiPPA for his debut collection Werewolf Club Rules in 2015. He is a writer, performer and co-founder of Word Pepper Theatre Company. Joe’s poems have been published in several anthologies. Overheard in a Tower Block is his second solo collection and was shortlisted for the CLiPPA 2018. He has also had two picture books published Luna Loves Library Day, illustrated by Fiona Lumbers, and If all the world were…, illustrated by Allison Colpoys. His collection Blow a Kiss , Catch a Kiss was shortlisted for the CLiPPA 2023.
He is the Waterstones Children's Laureate 2022-24.