Chrissie Gittins has written five poetry collections for children. Now You See Me, Now You …  was shortlisted for the CLPE Poetry Award. It was also selected for the Children’s Poetry Bookshelf, as was  The Humpback’s Wail. Her poems have been widely anthologized and animated for Cbeebies TV. She was a finalist in the Manchester Children’s Literature Prize and she won the Belmont Poetry Prize. Chrissie has made an hour’s recording for the Poetry Archive, and has read her children’s poems at festivals including Hay, Edinburgh, Wigtown, StAnza, Shetland, West Cork, and in the Children’s Room of the Poets House in New York. She also writes poetry and short fiction for adults, and plays for radio. www.chrissiegittins.co.uk

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