Rising Stars: New Young Voices in Poetry

New poetry by exceptional and emerging young poets and illustrators

Pop Up and Otter-Barry Books collaborate to present ‘Rising Stars’: a poetry anthology launching the work of five young debut poets and three graduate illustrators – all under 26. Each poet presents eight new poems for 10-14 year olds, and will create online and video resources to inspire young readers to write poetry themselves.

‘Rising Stars’ launches 26 October 2017. To learn more or order your copy please click HERE


ARTISTS: poems by Victoria Adukwei Bulley, Ruth Awolola, Abigail Cook, Jay Hulme, Amina Jama & illustrations by Elanor Chuah, Joe Manners & Riya Chowdhury

PARTNERS: Otter-Barry Books / Birmingham City University / SLAMbassadors UK

SUPPORTED BY: Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts


Did you know September 28th is National Poetry Day? NPD is a campaign run by Forward Arts Foundation.

You can access free toolkits and teaching resources HERE – this year’s theme is ‘Freedom’.