I was lucky enough to have my latest collection My Life as a Goldfish shortlisted for the 2015 CLiPPA (CLPE Award) .
The ceremony took place at the Dorfman Theatre on July 16th. Poets from each of the 5 shortlisted books performed one of their poems, alongside stellar recitations from primary aged children. It was wonderful to see the John Donne Primary School children recite and act out my poem Stone. Well done to them and their teacher!
Joseph Coelho won the award with his debut poetry collection Werewolf Club Rules. A worthy winner who will be sure to help raise the profile of children's poetry.
It was a great day. Many thanks to the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education for organising this celebratory event.