Rhythm and Poetry
by Karl Nova Caboodle Books £5.99 9780995488540. Winner of the CLiPPA 2019
Shortlisted for CLiPPA 2018
Photo: Michael Thorn
The first published collection from Hip Hop poet Karl Nova has a refreshing directness, honesty and authenticity. Many of the poems are drawn from the workshops he does with children and young people as well as from his performances. Notes accompanying the poems give insights into his process and encourage children to believe that they are poets too. The poems capture the rap beat and tone, demonstrating the currency and significance of rap as a form, especially for young people.
A book that opens doors.