The winner of the CLiPPA 2017 is Kate Wakeling for Moon Juice. The announcement was made at the finale of the Poetry Show at the Olivier, National Theatre on 14 July 2017 which featured performances from talented young poets from the five winning shadowing schools and performances from Kate Wakeling and two other CLiPPA 2017 shortlisted poets James Carter and Michaela Morgan. Booked by Kwame Alexander, published by Andersen Press, was highly commended.
The full shortlist for 2017:
The CLiPPA (Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award) for a book of poetry for children was launched in 2003 and is the only award for published poetry for children. CLiPPA highlights an important branch of children’s literature, ensuring that it receives proper recognition. The award is presented annually for a book of poetry published in the preceding year.
We write teaching sequences for all the shortlisted books and film the poets reading their poems. We also interview all the shortlisted poets, asking them to share their thoughts about writing poetry.
Please register your interest for the schools shadowing scheme for the CLiPPA 2018 at [email protected] .
The CLiPPA is made possible by the generous support of Arts Council England, Crest Nicholson, The Ernest Cook Trust and St Olave's Foundation Fund.