Fiona Murphy and Michelle Last – new authors for Poetry Space

Fiona Murphy and Michelle Last – new authors for Poetry Space Here at Poetry Space be releasing our very first book for children, a poetry collection by Fiona Murphy and Michelle Last. Fiona, who has M.E and spinal stenosis started work on the book after having to give up her job. She met talented artist Michelle through Poetry Space and the book was born.
Wendy French, winner of The Hippocrates Prize for Poetry in 2010 has had a sneak preview of the book. This is what she had to say about it:
Fiona Murphy and Michelle Last’s collaboration as poet and illustrator for ‘Down the Plughole’ can be described in one word, ‘delightful’. These charming poems and drawings demonstrate the strength and talent of both poet and illustrator. The words and pictures will appeal to any young child and indeed will amuse adults as well. The poems are fun but serious too. In ‘Why Mum’ there are questions about the universe that will be interest any child and prompt thinking, ‘Where does the sun go at night?’ In another poem the moon says to the cloud, ‘I can change the tide. What can you do?’ And the cloud answers. Read the poem to find out the answer! The poems in this collection work on many levels and the book.