Whoop an' Shout!: Poems by Valerie Bloom Paperback – Illustrated, 6 Aug 2004
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'She is a mighty performer of her poems on stage, but she is first and foremost a writer, and her poems on the page are a tribute to her skill. 'Enjoy the Party' she says [in Let Me Touch the Sky]. I did.' Roger McGough, Carousel 'Valerie Bloom has that magic touch which... can make the strange familiar and the familiar strange.' John Mole, TES 'Let Me Touch the Sky contains some performance poems of rare and exceptional quality... If we had a multicultural Children's Laureate, I would nominate her.' Peter Hollindale, Signal --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Valerie Bloom was born in Clarendon, Jamaica and came to England in 1979. She has performed her poetry extensively throughout Britain and the Caribbean in schools, universities, theatres and at festivals such as Edinburgh and Cheltenham. Her poems have been included in Poems on the Underground and in the NEAB 1998 GCSE English Literature Anthology. We published her first novel, Surprising Joy (0 330 39860 1), in 2002.
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