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Rhythm and Poetry

Written by Karl Nova

Illustrated by Joseph Witchall

Key Stage 3 Gritty Reads Poetry Books for Children Poetry

LoveReading View on Rhythm and Poetry

A prize-winning collection of hip-hop raps for teens - accessible and gritty without being explicit

Winner of the Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award 2018

The first published collection from Hip Hop poet Karl Nova has a refreshing directness, honesty and authenticity. Many of the poems are drawn from the workshops he does with children and young people as well as from his performances. Notes accompanying the poems give insights into his process and encourage children to believe that they are poets too. The poems capture the rap beat and tone, demonstrating the currency and significance of rap as a form, especially for young people. A book that opens doors.


Rhythm and Poetry Synopsis

The first published collection from a Hip Hop poet, demonstrating the currency and significance of rap as a form, especially for young people.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780995488540
Publication date: 27th July 2017
Author: Karl Nova
Illustrator: Joseph Witchall
Publisher: Caboodle Books Limited
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 96 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 3
Topics: Gritty Reads, Poetry , Poetry

About Karl Nova

Karl Nova is a Hip Hop artist, author and poet. He is the winner of CLiPPA 2018 for Rhythm and Poetry, his first published collection. Born and raised in London as well as Lagos, Karl is a social commentator, creative writing workshop facilitator, broadcaster and cultural critic who creates platforms for other artists as he seeks to uplift, inform and inspire through this artistic expression. Apart from being a wordsmith and energetic live performer, Karl Nova is an avid beatmaker and he released a compilation of electronic music that he created on his phone called “Made ‘Em On My ...

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