Two Salt children’s titles on the CLPE Poetry Award 2012 shortlist!
The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) is delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2012 CLPE Poetry Award.
Established in 2003, the annual Poetry Award encourages and celebrates outstanding new children’s poetry.
The shortlist is as follows:
- John Agard: Goldilocks on CCTV, illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura, Frances Lincoln, £12.99
- Brian Moses: Holding the Hands of Angels, Salt Publishing, £6.99
- Rachel Rooney: The Language of Cat, illustrated by Ellie Jenkins, Frances Lincoln, £5.99
- Fred Sedgwick: Here Comes the Poetry Man, Salt Publishing, £6.99
The judges for the Award this year are:
Philip Gross, winner of the 2011 CLPE Poetry Award for Off Road to Everywhere
Morag Styles, Professor of Children’s Poetry, University of Cambridge
Fiona Waters, winner of the 2008 CLPE Poetry Award for Why does my Mum always iron a crease in my jeans?
The judging panel is chaired by Julia Eccleshare.
The winner of the 2012 CLPE Poetry Award will be announced at a ceremony at the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education on Tuesday, July 24 2012.
Previous winners have included: Philip Gross, Carol Ann Duffy, Jackie Kay, John Agard and Grace Nichols.
The CLPE Poetry Award is generously sponsored by The Travelling Book Company, the UK’s leading independent Book Fair provider for schools.
For further information about the Award or the Award ceremony please contact Ann Lazim: firstname.lastname@example.org ; 020 7902 2287
CLPE is a specialist professional development centre with a national and international reputation for excellence in the fields of language, literacy, assessment and creative learning.
For more information about the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education, please see our website www.clpe.co.uk