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The Emma Press Publishes Science-themed Poetry Anthology for Children

Watcher of the Skies: Poems About Space and Aliens

/EIN News/ -- NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Emma Press is‭ ‬launching‭ ‬their‭ ‬second‭ ‬anthology‭ ‬of‭ ‬poems‭ ‬for‭ ‬children‭ ‬aged 8+ on October 1, 2016. ‭

Watcher‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬Skies:‭ ‬Poems‭ ‬about‭ ‬Space‭ ‬and‭ ‬Aliens‭ ‬is‭ ‬edited‭ ‬by‭ ‬Rachel‭ ‬Piercey‭ ‬and‭ ‬Emma‭ ‬Wright‭ ‬and‭ ‬features‭ ‬poems‭ ‬from‭ ‬established‭ ‬poets‭ ‬such‭ ‬as‭ ‬Mandy‭ ‬Coe,‭ ‬Inua‭ ‬Ellams‭ ‬and‭ ‬Cheryl‭ ‬Moskowitz,‭ ‬as‭ ‬well‭ ‬as‭ ‬newer‭ ‬poets‭ ‬such‭ ‬as‭ ‬Robert Schechter, Sohini‭ ‬Basak‭ ‬and‭ ‬Mary‭ ‬Anne‭ ‬Clark.

The‭ ‬book‭ ‬is‭ ‬fully‭ ‬illustrated‭ ‬by‭ ‬Emma‭ ‬Wright‭ ‬and‭ ‬the‭ ‬poems‭ ‬are‭ ‬accompanied‭ ‬with‭ ‬helpful‭ ‬facts‭ ‬from‭ ‬space‭ ‬scientist‭ ‬Rachel‭ ‬Cochrane‭ (‬Institute‭ ‬for‭ ‬Astronomy,‭ ‬University‭ ‬of‭ ‬Edinburgh‭) ‬and‭ ‬ideas‭ ‬for‭ ‬writing‭ ‬poems‭ ‬by‭ ‬Rachel‭ ‬Piercey‭ (‬Newdigate‭ ‬Prize,‭ ‬2008‭)‬.‭ ‬The‭ ‬title‭ ‬is‭ ‬a‭ ‬reference‭ ‬to‭ John‭ ‬Keats‭'‬s‭ ‬poem‭ '‬On‭ ‬First‭ ‬Looking‭ ‬into‭ ‬Chapman's‭ ‬Homer‭'‬:

‭'‬Then‭ ‬felt‭ ‬I‭ ‬like‭ ‬some‭ ‬watcher‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬skies‭ ‬
When‭ ‬a‭ ‬new‭ ‬planet‭ ‬swims‭ ‬into‭ ‬his‭ ‬ken‭;'

Publisher‭ ‬Emma‭ ‬Wright‭ ‬said:‭ '‬We‭ ‬couldn‭'‬t‭ ‬be‭ ‬prouder‭ ‬of‭ ‬this‭ ‬collection.‭ ‬There‭'‬s‭ ‬a‭ ‬real‭ ‬mix‭ ‬of‭ ‬styles‭ ‬and‭ ‬approaches‭ ‬to‭ ‬the‭ ‬theme,‭ ‬and‭ ‬the‭ ‬poems‭ ‬are‭ ‬united‭ ‬by‭ ‬their‭ ‬shared‭ ‬sense‭ ‬of‭ ‬wonder‭ ‬at‭ ‬the‭ ‬universe.‭ ‬It‭'‬s‭ ‬been‭ ‬fantastic‭ ‬working‭ ‬with‭ ‬Rachel‭ ‬Cochrane‭ ‬from‭ ‬the‭ ‬Institute‭ ‬for‭ ‬Astronomy‭ ‬on‭ ‬the‭ ‬notes,‭ ‬too,‭ ‬bringing‭ ‬yet‭ ‬another‭ ‬layer‭ ‬of‭ ‬wonder‭ ‬to‭ ‬the‭ ‬book.‭'
Watcher‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬Skies‭ ‬is‭ ‬the‭ ‬second‭ ‬in‭ ‬the‭ ‬Emma‭ ‬Press‭'‬s‭ ‬new‭ ‬series‭ ‬of‭ ‬poetry‭ ‬books‭ ‬for‭ ‬children.‭ ‬The‭ ‬first,‭ ‬Falling‭ ‬Out‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬Sky:‭ ‬Poems‭ ‬about‭ ‬Myths‭ ‬and‭ ‬Monsters,‭ ‬was‭ ‬accompanied‭ ‬by‭ ‬a‭ ‬well-received‭ ‬national‭ ‬tour,‭ ‬supported‭ ‬by‭ ‬Arts‭ ‬Council‭ ‬England,‭ ‬and‭ ‬shortlisted‭ ‬in‭ ‬the‭ ‬Centre‭ ‬for‭ ‬Literacy‭ ‬in‭ ‬Primary‭ ‬Education‭'‬s‭ ‬2016‭ ‬CLiPPA‭ ‬children‭'‬s‭ ‬poetry‭ ‬book‭ ‬awards.
For further information:
Watcher‭ ‬of‭ ‬the‭ ‬Skies:‭ ‬Poems‭ ‬about‭ ‬Space‭ ‬and‭ ‬Aliens
Edited‭ ‬by‭ ‬Rachel‭ ‬Piercey‭ ‬and‭ ‬Emma‭ ‬Wright
Paperback‭ ‬ISBN‭ ‬978-1-910139-43-1‬‭ ‬



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