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Aloud in my Head

By JonArno Lawson

New edition of a ground-breaking poetry anthology (Inside Out) in which 21 poets each discuss one of their poems and how they came to write it.

A new edition of a ground-breaking poetry anthology (previously Inside Out) in which 21 poets each discuss one of their poems and how they came to write it. They are on a wide range of subjects –colonialism, cows in the beach, telling lies, aquariums – and there's also nonsense verse, a poem about alligator pie, and one about the wonderful man from the Land of Fandango. The poets, who are from across the world, include John Agard, Carol Ann Duffy, Margaret Mahy, Roger McGough, Jack Prelutsky and Michael Rosen, and they talk surprisingly honestly about what comes into their heads when they write. Aloud in My Head is a fascinating, sometimes funny, book about the act of creation itself. It's for everyone who loves poetry and wants to inspire others to love it too.

  • New cover, title, strapline and interior design make this great little book far more reader-friendly.
  • Poets include Roger McGough, Carol Ann Duffy, John Agard, Jackie Kay, Michael Rosen, Grace Nichols and Jack Prelutsky.
  • Trendy, stylish line drawings by artists' artist Jonny Hannah.

About the author

JonArno Lawson is the author of several collections of poetry for adults and children. He has twice won the Lion and Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Children's Poetry, and his latest book Footpath Flowers is also published by Walker Books. JonArno lives in Toronto with his wife and three children.

About the illustrator

Jonny Hannah is an illustrator and printmaker who studied at Liverpool Art School and the Royal College of Art. His many clients include Vogue, The New York Times and the English National Opera, and his children's book Hot Jazz Special, published by Walker, won a V&A Illustration Award. Jonny lives in Southampton with his wife and two children.

ISBN: 9781406363081
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: October 1, 2015
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 128pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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