POEM Carolyn Jess-Cooke

NWR Issue 117

Willow's Leelo & Dave

The fish is blue and invisible.
His – it’s a he – name is Leelo.
Leelo has backstory – his parents
are missing and he has to find them.
Until then, Willow is looking after him.
He lives in a bowl filled with water...

Carolyn Jess-Cooke is a poet, novelist, editor and academic. Her latest book, I Know My Name, was published by HarperCollins (UK) in June 2017, Grand Central Publishing (USA) in January 2018, and in several other languages. Her poetry collections include Boom! (2014) and Inroads (2011), which received a number of prizes, including the Society of Authors’ Eric Gregory Award, a Tyrone Guthrie Prize and a Major Arts Council of England Award, as well as being shortlisted for the New London Poetry Prize.

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