Some kids I taught - and what they taught me - Kate Clanchy and Mukhahang Limbu


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Kate Clanchy is a writer, poet, teacher and journalist. She has a thirty-year career in teaching and is the recipient of several awards for her writing including a Forward Prize for her poetry collection Slattern. Her novel Meeting the English was shortlisted for the Costa Prize. Clanchy’s BBC Radio 3 programme We Are Writing A Poem About Home was a collaborative work with students and was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award 2015. In 2018 an anthology of her students’ work, England: Poems from a School, was published to great acclaim, and she was awarded an MBE for services to literature. Her new book, Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me, has been called, by Philip Pullman: ‘the best book on teachers and children and writing that I've ever read’. @KateClanchy1 Mukahang Limbu is an 18 year old Nepalese writer based in Oxford. He is a 3-time Foyle Young Poet, a SLAMmbassador, and has won the First Story National Competition. In 2019 he was also the recipient of the Outspoken prize for poetry. His poems have been published in ‘England: Poems from a School’, an anthology written by migrants and he is a die-hard fan of poets Ocean Vuong, Raymond Antrobus, Mary Jean Chan, Frank O'Hara and Rebecca Perry, among many others. @mukki_s1 Recorded live at Wilton's Music Hall London in April 2019. 5x15 brings together five outstanding individuals to tell of their lives, passions and inspirations. There are only two rules - no scripts and only 15 minutes each. Learn more about 5x15 events: Twitter: Facebook: Instagram:

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