Joseph Coelho

Joseph Coelho, Performance Poet, Playwright. His plays have received special note from The Verity Bargate Award and The Bruntwood Playwriting Competition. His debut poetry collection Werewolf Club Rules is published by Frances Lincoln and won the CLPE CLiPPA Poetry Award 2015. His latest collection Overheard In A Tower Block has been nominated for the 2018 Carnegie Medal, and both collections have been featured as Sunday Times Books of the week. His debut picture book Luna Loves Library Day, illustrated by Fiona Lumbers, has been highlighted as “one to watch” in the Sunday Times Culture magazine. How To Write Poems, illustrated by Matt Robertson, is Joseph’s debut non-fiction and is the accumulation of 16 years engaging pupils with poetry through gameplay, creativity and a huge helping of fun.