Booklist - Valerie Bloom: A Variety of Voices

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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This booklist, which is a work in progress, linked to the CLPE Power of Poetry course includes a selection of books from a range of cultures and voices. Many of the texts exemplify poetry as a medium of expression, highlighting the importance of finding and sharing your voice through poetry.