CLPE Poetry Award Shortlist

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The shortlist for the 2008 CLPE Poetry Award is as follows:

Carol Ann Duffy: The Hat, illustrated by David Whittle, Faber & Faber £9.99

David Harmer: Pirate Poems, illustrated by Matt Buckingham, Macmillan £3.99

Diana Hendry and Hamish Whyte (editors): Poems United. A Commonwealth Anthology, Black & White Publishing £7.99

Jackie Kay: Red Cherry Red, illustrated by Rob Ryan, Bloomsbury £6.99

John Mole: This is the Blackbird, illustrated by Mary Norman, Peterloo Poets £7.95

Sam Taplin (compiler): The Usborne Book of Poetry, illustrated by Kristina Swamer, Usborne £14.99

The judges are Julie Johnstone, Ian McMillan and Fiona Waters, and the judging panel is chaired by Margaret Meek Spencer.


The winner of the 2008 Award will be announced at a ceremony at the South Bank Centre on Tuesday July 1st 2008.

The CLPE Poetry Award for a book of poetry for children was launched by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education in 2003. Previous winners have included John Agard, Grace Nichols and Roger McGough. The Award is sponsored by Mr and Mrs Pye's Charitable Foundation.

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