The Belfast Book Festival and BookTrust NI are delighted to introduce you to the winners of the Poetry Competition are;  Baille, Eva and Idil

A BIG congratulations from us all! 

As part of our work with Fane Street, we asked the students from the 3 classes that took part in the live Q&A sessions, to write a short poem based about a building in Joseph’s poem Binley House from Overheard in a Tower Block. They had one week to write the poem and Joseph had the difficult task of picking 3 winning poems. We are delighted to share with you the winners and their work;

Baille with her poem Haunted House. Click here to read Bailie's winning work. 

Joseph Coelho has the following to say about Bailie's work; 

I love the creepy atmosphere created in this poem right from the very start with “Windows shattered like an explosion” Brilliant work. 

Eva with her poem My House is…. Click here to read Eva's winning work. 

Joseph Coelho has the following to say about Eva's poem; 

I love how the different images of home in this poem from the washing machine to the Rubiks Cube and toothpaste. A beautifully realised poem that makes us think of home.

Idil with her poem School. Click here to read Idil's winning work. 

Joseph Coelho has the following to say about Idle's poem; 

I love how this poem suggests not only the feelings of the students…”Children waiting to escape” but also that of the behaviour of the students “Roof like a shelter of monsters”. Brilliant work.  


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