These recordings come from a special recording for the poetry archive
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    "Swinging"

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    "Pinda Cake"

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    "De"

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    "I'm Not A Kid"

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    "Let's Go Play Football"

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    "Associations"

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    "Heather"

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    "De Bread Van"

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    "Kisko Pop"

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    "Mummy, Are You Blind?"

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    "Sandwich"

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    "Something Comes"

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    "Scared of the Dark"

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    "Next Door's Cat"

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    "Guidance"

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    "Whose Dem Boots"

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    "Tables"

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    "Mega Star Rap"

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    "Chicken Dinner"

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    "Tall Tales"

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    "Chicken Poxed"

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    "Haircut Rap"

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    "Baffled Turkey"

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    "Eat Your Veg"

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    "Fruits"

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    "Who Dat Girl?"

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    "The Old House"

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    "My Brother Helps Out"

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    "We Don't Believe"

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    "The Tall Ships"

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    "Don' Ride No Coconut Bough Down Dere"

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    "What Am I?"

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    "My Sister Thinks I'm Hopeless"

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    "Riddle 1"

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    "Riddle 2"

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    "Duppy Jamboree"

Bibliography
  • "Touch Mi Tell Mi" Touch Mi! Tell Mi!, Bogle-L'Ouverture Press 1988
  • "Fruits" Fruits, Macmillan Children's Books 1996
  • "Yuh Hear Bout?" Yuh Hear Bout?, Audio-cassette. 57 Productions, 1998
  • "Let Me Touch The Sky" Let Me Touch the Sky, Macmillan Children's Books 2000
  • "New Baby" New Baby, Macmillan Children's Books 2000
  • "The World is Sweet" The World is Sweet, Bloomsbury Publishing 2000
  • "On A Camel to the Moon" On a Camel to the Moon (editor), Belitha Press 2001
  • "Hot Like Fire" Hot Like Fire and Other Poems, Bloomsbury Publishing 2009
  • "Whoop n' Shout" Whoop n' Shout, Macmillan Children's Books 2003
  • "One River Many Creeks" One River Many Creeks (editor), Macmillan Children's Books 2003
  • "Surprising Joy" Surprising Joy, Macmillan Children's Books 2003
  • "Whoop an' Shout!" Whoop an' Shout! (illustrated by David Dean), Macmillan Children's Books 2003
  • "A Twist in the Tale" A Twist in the Tale (editor), Macmillan Children's Books 2005
  • "Valerie Bloom Reading from her Poems" Valerie Bloom Reading from her Poems, The Poetry Archive 2005
  • "On Good Form" On Good Form: Poetry Made Simple, Apples & Snakes 2006
  • "A Soh Life Goh" A Soh Life Goh, Bogle-LOuverture Press 2008
  • "The Tribe" The Tribe, Macmillan Children's Books 2008
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