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Review: Cloud Soup by Kate Wakeling

Cloud Soup, Kate Wakeling, Illustrations by Elīna Braslina, The Emma Press

Cloud Soup, Kate Wakeling, Illustrations by Elīna Braslina, The Emma Press

I love Kate Wakeling’s poetry – her poems turn corners, they leap out from behind you, they don’t progress

down

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

~~~the page

in the way you would expect. They are full of invention and surprise and ideas and she has the gift of writing about ordinary things and making them extraordinarily themselves.

Here’s an example. Poets have all met poems like this.

From Cloud Soup, Kate Wakeling, The Emma Press

Lovely illustrations by Elīna Braslina. It’s excellent stuff. Recommended. 5 stars.

Author:

Award-Wining Children's Poet, Author, Wildlife and Climate enthusiast, NPD Ambassador, blogger and owner of Lola the retired alert dog and Paddy the alert dog in training. Books include CLiPPA shortlisted Being Me, Poems about Thoughts, Worries and Feelings, Editor of Shaping the World, Author of Be the Change, Apes to Zebras, The Same Inside, Reaching the Stars and Animal Magic. I visit schools, libraries, literary festivals via Zoom and give lessons on writing poetry for children. http://www.poetryroundabout.com http://www.lizbrownleepoet.com @LizBrownlee@zirk.us @Lizpoet

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