Pop Up and Otter-Barry Books collaborated 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.
Laura Dockrill, performance poet, author and illustrator says:
“Rising Stars is a magical and capturing anthology, full with inventive curiosities and ideas that challenge, inspire and move its readers. It’s a compass towards new and talented writers and proves that poetry is going in a very exciting and brave direction.”
CLiPPA award-winning poet Kate Wakeling says:
“A vibrant anthology of fresh new voices. Here are five poets unafraid to tackle the big themes, each writing with wit, poise, power and heart.”
Caroline Bird, prize-winning performance poet and playwright says:
“You can’t experience something for the first time twice – this is the wisdom of the young, and too often it goes unheard. This anthology from young people to young people is a launchpad for a life of poetry”
To learn more or order your copy please click HERE
Watch videos of the artists reading their poems in our YouTube Playlist.
PARTNERS: Otter-Barry Books / Birmingham City University / SLAMbassadors UK
SUPPORTED BY: Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts