Forty Foot Press

Colour of the World

Poems by children from

Monkstown Educate Together

Edited by Anne Fitzgerald

The body of work contained in this anthology is compiled from a series of Creative Writing Workshops conducted with Fourth Class at Monkstown Educate Together. Over the period we explored different subject matters to produce an eclectic mix of individually vibrant imaginations; transporting us to far flung places such as, the sand dunes of the Sahara, locations where they have taken holidays, beaches they have played on, and the conflict in Iraq.

I should like to thank the Principal, Staff and the Arts Education Support Group for extending the invitation to work with such a talented group, I feel fortunate to have been afforded this opportunity. Also we are very grateful to the Parent Teacher Association for funding this venture.

I believe these young voices show the reader the true magic of where poems come from. And as for the poets, I hope that you shall continue to write and that we shall read more of your poems in the years to come.

Anne Fitzgerald

May 2003

The Colour Of The World

(Dublin, MET Press, 2003)

ISBN 0-9545261-0-4

Cover Photograph © Anne Fitzgerald