Omba Bolomba was Poetry Book Society Choice for The Children’s Poetry Book Shelf.
Gerard Benson is a poet, story-teller, singer and performer. Always commited to bringing poetry to new audiences, he has worked extensively in theatre, radio, television and film. His acclaimed collection To Catch an Elephant was shortlisted for the CLIPE award. Earlier collections include the outstanding anthology, This poem Doesn’t Rhyme which won the Signal Poetry Award in 1991, and Evidence of Elephants, which was nominated for the Carnegie Medal.
He has worked extensively with children of all ages, in schools, libraries and writing centres.
His warm humanity and exuberance, and his talent for inspiring young writers, make him much in demand both for workshops and performance.
Omba Bolomba is suitable for 8-12 year olds