Overheard in a Tower Block
Joseph Coelho, Kate Milner

Ages: 7-11

Gazing at the stars from five storeys up,

smelling the bins from five storeys below.

Overheard arguments,

overheard laughter.

A disappearing father and a Mermaid-Queen mother; statues that sing for flesh and blood; bullies who kick you under the table; perfect red trainers – and the things that lurk in the library….

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Award-winning poet Joseph Coelho’s astonishing new collection is a powerful and moving poetic narrative about growing up in the city.

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about the authors

Joseph Coelho

Joseph Coelho is a performance poet and playwright. He has written plays for the Polka Theatre, and the Unicorn Theatre and Soho Theatre. He performs his poetry shows with the UK’s top...
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Kate Milner

When not fighting tigers I spend my time drawing pictures and writing stories to amuse children.

 

I used to study illustration at Central St Martin's, and now I am a student on the MA in...

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