The Emma Press


Poems the wind blew in


Poems by Karmelo C. Iribarren
Translated from Spanish by Lawrence Schimel
Illustrated by Riya Chowdhury

An Emma Press Children’s Poetry Collection
Approximate reading age: for reading aloud to children aged 6+; for children aged 8+ to read on their own


Emma Wright

Emma Dai'an Wright is the founder of The Emma Press, and works on all the books herself, from commissioning, editing, typesetting, illustrating, marketing and sales. She isn't the author of any books - this bit is just appearing under every book until the website is updated!


Winner of an English PEN Award & Highly Commended for CLiPPA 2020

Be careful when you open this book: as soon as you do, the wind will whisk you up and take you on an adventure across the city. You’ll roam down empty streets, take a ride on the Metro, and catch glimpses of worlds within worlds in puddles and chimneytops. But even as the wind hurries you along, there will always be time to stop for a moment and look: at the night, the rain, the trees, the sea…

These poems reveal the magic in small, everyday things: a plastic bag dreams of becoming a cloud, raindrops go on holiday to the sea, and hats fill up with thoughts. The book builds an immersive, tender world and encourages the reader to look at the world around them with wonder and delight.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Publication date: 21st November 2019
Page count: 80



Additional information

Dimensions 12.3 × 18.4 cm

Print, eBook

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