Valerie Bloom

Valerie Bloom is a performance poet, originally from Jamaica, and many of her poems are in Jamaican Patois. Her published work includes Hot Like Fire which is a Power of Reading recommended text and the award winning picture book Fruits – a Caribbean Counting Poem. She has considerable experience running writing workshops in schools. Valerie was awarded an MBE for her services to poetry in 2008. Several of her poems feature in the CLiPPA 2015 shortlisted book Give the Ball to the Poet: A New Anthology of Caribbean Poetry.

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Video Interviews

Valerie Bloom - How do you go about writing your poetry?

Valerie Bloom - How do you go about writing your poetry?

Valerie Bloom - How do you work on your poems?

Valerie Bloom - How do you work on your poems?

Valerie Bloom - Question 6

Valerie Bloom - How does poetry make you feel?

Valerie Bloom - How should we use poetry in the classroom?

Valerie Bloom - How should we use poetry in the classroom?

Valerie Bloom - What advice would you give to budding young poets?

Valerie Bloom - What advice would you give to budding young poets?

Valerie Bloom - What inspires you as a poet?

Valerie Bloom - What inspires you as a poet?

Valerie Bloom - What poems do you remember from your childhood?

Valerie Bloom - What poems do you remember from your childhood?

Valerie Bloom - Why is poetry important?

Valerie Bloom - Why is poetry important?