Poets

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John Agard was born in Guyana and writes for children and adults. His latest collection of poetry The Rainmaker Danced was shortlisted for the CLiPPA 2018.
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Allan Ahlberg is the author of over 150 books. His popular collections of poetry include Please Mrs Butler and Heard it in the Playground.
Kwame Alexander
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Kwame Alexander is a poet, children's book author, playwright, producer, public speaker and performer. His verse novel Rebound has been shortlisted for the CLiPPA 2019.
Ruth Awolola
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Ruth Awolola is a student, youth worker and poet currently. She is one of the 5 poets included in Rising Stars: New Young Voices in Poetry which was highly commended at the CLiPPA 2018
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James Berry's poems celebrate the inner city life of Britain and the rural Caribbean. He was awarded an OBE for services to poetry and died in 2017.
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Valerie Bloom is a performance poet, originally from Jamaica. 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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Steven Camden (also known as Polarbear) is a spoken-word artist, novelist, playwright and screenwriter. His poetry collection Everything All At Once won the CLiPPA 2019.
James Carter
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James Carter is a prize-winning poet, guitarist and educational writer. His collection of poems Zim Zam Zoom! was shortlisted for the CLiPPA 2017.
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CLPE has run a number of poetry projects in Southwark and children from all over the country have also submitted their work to us.

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Joseph Coelho is a writer and performer. Winner of the CLiPPA Poetry Award in 2015 and his collection Overheard in a Tower Block was shortlisted for the CLiPPA 2018.

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