“The Curious Case Of Karl Nova” is the follow up to his award winning debut. It is a very personal collection where he details his story. His award winning debut establishes what gave him his voice, this new collection is him using that voice he found to tell his own unique story. You will journey with him from the UK to Nigeria and back again even up to the present time of living through the current worldwide pandemic and it is all done with his witty humour and inspirational verses which have become his trademark. It also contains once again the footnotes and backstories that his debut contains which was a distinguishing feature giving the book an even more personal touch, putting the verses into their proper context.
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In his award winning debut book “Rhythm and Poetry”, the beauty of rap lyricism and Hip Hop influenced poetry is displayed with wit, humour and positivity. His approach is to meet young people where they are and engage them with the style and attitude they are familiar with while keeping his content wholesome, inspirational but still very real. This collection reflects on his journey of growth from childhood to adulthood through the lens of hip hop culture with a great freshness, sincerity and realism. A lot of the verses have already impacted many lives as he travels and delivers them with his unique and energetic style.
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In 2019 Karl Nova was made a UK National Poetry Day ambassador.
The theme for the 2020 National Poetry Day is Vision (see it like a poet)
Karl Nova contributed a poem called “See Through My Eyes” which you can watch below:
See Through My Eyes (Poem)
In 2019 was asked to contribute a poem on the theme of truth. You can watch him performing the poem “The Misinformation Age” below. If you would like to get the full text you can get it here
The Misinformation Age (Poem)
The Authors Licensing & Collecting Society (ALCS) asked Karl Nova to write a verse for National Poetry Day 2021 to acknowledge the choice that copyright gives creators, allowing them to earn a living from their work if they choose to do so. Watch “Ownership” blow:
To Celebrate World Book Day, Karl Nova was asked to write a poem about reading. Watch the video below to hear him read it.
The Silliest Poem I’ve Written (Poem)
Karl Nova’s debut book “Rhythm And Poetry” was declared winner of the CLPE, CLiPPA 2018 Poetry award presented to him by Grace Nichols at the National Theatre, London. Read more about it here
A teaching sequence has been developed by CLPE for “Rhythm And Poetry” To find out more about this click HERE
Karl Nova’s CLiPPA Award acceptance speech
Suffolk Libraries asked Karl Nova to appear on their Free Speech Podcast. Listen below to the full podcast. It is probably the most personal interview he has ever done.
Enjoy this Spotify Playlist of some of Karl Nova’s favourite tracks
After taking part in Just Imagine’s “Read To Inspire” event at Birmingham City University, Karl Nova got to be interviewed by Nikki Gamble for the “In The Reading Corner” podcast. Listen to the full interview above. It really throws light on his creative process and journey so far as a writer.