Out of this Word! Stories and Poems from the Cheshire Prize for Literature 2014
Out of this Word! The entries for the 2014 Cheshire Prize for Literature were excellent. Lucky judges read wonderfully crafted, original poems and stories written by adults for young readers aged between seven and fourteen. This anthology includes the very best of them. There are pieces which will make you shiver; others will take you back to half-forgotten places and times; some will ask you to experience the familiar with a new intensity while others will invite you into the impossible. All are crafted with skill and flair. It is remarkable what a great writer can create out of words alone. Whoever you are and however old you are, there are things in this book you will love.
The Cheshire Prize for Literature was inaugurated in 2003 as the High Sheriff’s Cheshire Prize for Literature. It is funded by MBNA and is administered by the University of Chester. The 2014 competition was for children’s literature, and this collection contains poems by 20 of the shortlisted entries, including those of the eventual winner and runners up. Details of the Prize are available at: www.chester.ac.uk/literatureprize
Jaki Brien (Editor)
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