‘If All The World Were Paper’ by Joseph Coelho

‘If All The World Were Paper’

by Joseph Coelho

“If all the world were paper
I would fold up my gran and take her everywhere I go.
I would laminate my baby sister in bubble wrap and lay her to
sleep in unbound fairy-tale book pages
and should she get scared:
Rip every fear,
Shred every scream,
Tear every tear…”

You can watch Joseph Coelho perform the complete poem here. Last week Coelho won the CLiPPA (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education Poetry Award) 2015. You can read his collection – ‘Werewolf Club Rules’ with Surrey Libraries.


About SurreyLibs

About Surrey Libraries Surrey Libraries for Books, eBooks, events for children & teens, author visits, learning, explore our Online Reference shelf plus much more...
This entry was posted in Coelho Joseph and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave your comments and thoughts here

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s