Let in the Stars
Edited by Mandy Coe
This collection is shortlisted for the CLiPPA 2015.
This anthology collected by the Manchester Writing School at MMU brings together fresh voices and brand new poems in a beautifully illustrated collection. It combines a wide range of themes and styles with the unconventional unfolding of individual poems. Unexpected points of view abound, whether it’s Goldilocks’ angle on the three bears or a dog’s perspective on waking a human companion. Several poems consider the impact of technology on contemporary language and its integration into young people’s lives. ‘tech-tock’ may seem to posit a future ‘life on the cloud’ but are we there already, especially if you’ve been ensnared by keeping up with the latest ‘Wipwapwop’?
'Let in the Stars', came about as part of a broader campaign inspired by concerns about the lack of new poetry for children being published and about how poetry for children is showcased in bookshops and libraries. The campaign 'Let in the stars: supporting poetry for children', aims to encourage bookshops, libraries and schools to 'Adopt', 'Share' and 'Create' poetry for children. Find out more here.
Apropriate for age group: Years 5 and 6