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. Among her most recent work is Jaws and Claws and Things with Wings ( Harper Collins, 2013). 

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Resources

Videos

Valerie Bloom - Haircut Rap

Valerie Bloom - Haircut Rap

Valerie Bloom - I Asked the River

Valerie Bloom - I Asked the River

Valerie Bloom - Keeping Wicket

Valerie Bloom - Keeping Wicket

Valerie Bloom - Sandwich

Valerie Bloom - Sandwich

Valerie Bloom - Two Seasons

Valerie Bloom - Two Seasons

Valerie Bloom - Seasons

Valerie Bloom - Seasons

Valerie Bloom - When Granny

Valerie Bloom - When Granny

Valerie Bloom - Grandma, Bandana an' Me

Valerie Bloom - Grandma, Bandana an' Me

Valerie Bloom - Shopping

Valerie Bloom - Shopping

Valerie Bloom - Late Again

Valerie Bloom - Late Again

Valerie Bloom - De Familiar Tings

Valerie Bloom - De Familiar Tings

Valerie Bloom - Kisko Pop

Valerie Bloom - Kisko Pop

Valerie Bloom - A Tree Felled

Valerie Bloom - A Tree Felled

Valerie Bloom - Secret

Valerie Bloom - Secret

Valerie Bloom - The Tall Ships

Valerie Bloom - The Tall Ships

Valerie Bloom - Something Comes

Valerie Bloom - Something Comes

Valerie Bloom - Guidance

Valerie Bloom - Guidance