VALERIE BLOOM has performed her poetry throughout the world, with many TV and radio appearances. Praised by Linton Kwesi Johnson for ‘her mastery of form and language’ and described by Michael Morpurgo as ‘a fine, fine poet and a wonderful storyteller’, Valerie is the author of poetry collections, picture books and two novels for young readers. Her next solo collection will be published by Otter-Barry Books in 2021. Valerie was awarded an MBE for services to poetry in 2008, and her poems appear in over 500 anthologies.

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