Joseph Coelho is a performance poet, children’s author, playwright and winner of the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education Poetry Award (CLiPPA) 2015 for his debut poetry collection Werewolf Club Rules (Frances Lincoln, 2014), soon to be followed by the eagerly anticipated collection Overheard in a Tower Block (Otter-Barry Books, July 2017).
2017 sees the arrival of Joe's debut picture book Luna Loves Library Day illustrated by Fiona Lumbers (Andersen Press, October 2017) and his non-fiction title How To Write Poems (Bloomsbury, September 2017).
Joe has written plays for the Polka Theatre, Soho Theatre and the Unicorn Theatre and creates dynamic poetry theatre for young people which he tours nationally, as well as regularly performing with the UK's top performance poetry organisation, Apples and Snakes. Joseph has also been a guest poet on Cbeebies’ Rhyme Rocket.
Joe is currently working on his own fiction for younger children.