“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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If you wish to contact Karl Nova to book him to perform, speak, do creative writing workshops or for any other reason email Authors Abroad at: yvonne@caboodlebooks.co.uk


in 2020 which was a very challenging year indeed, Karl Nova became the recipient of the prestigious and coveted Ruth Rendell Award for his outstanding contribution to raising literary levels in the UK. To find out more about this, click HERE
You can watch his acceptance speech below
The 2020 Premier League Writing Stars poetry competition was awesome. Karl Nova was asked to write a verse and he did, it ended up being called “Beautiful Ambition” He wrote it to inspire students to write their own poetry on achieving their goals.
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Karl Nova went to the Premier League office and recorded the verse and you can view the video below:

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: 

Ownership (Poem)


To Celebrate World Book Day, Karl Nova was asked to write a poem about reading. Watch the video below to hear him read it.

Reading (Poem)

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


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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.


Future (Music Video)

Life (Music Video)

Calm (Music Video)

All That Matters To Me (Music Video)

International Style (Music Video)

Scribbling Dreams (Lyric Video)

It’s Not Always That Deep (Lyric Video)

The Curious Freestyle (Music Video)

Smart Casual (Lyric Video)

Get The W (Visualiser)

Keep On Keepin’ On (Visualiser)

Switching Lanes (Visualiser)

New Normal (Visualiser)

As We Always Do (Visualiser)

Glide Through (Visualiser)

Safe (Visualiser)

Fighting Words (Lyric Video)

Corona (Crown) [Lyric Video]

The Art Of Letting Go (Music Video)

I’m Gonna Make It (Lyric Video)

Do You

Thankful [feat. Marcy DePina] (Music Video)

Stadium Music (Music Video)

FreeDome (Music Video)

Invincible Joy (Music Video)

Get Up And Move (Lyric Video)

I’m Different (Live Acoustic Version)

The Amusing Musings Of Karl Nova…

So I used to consistently blog over at http://karlnovablogspot.co.uk but somehow I fell out of love with dong that. My last entry over there was in January 2018!

So much has happened since then, LIKE SO MUCH! My whole life has changed and I got even more busy than I ever was when I used to blog over there (and believe me I was busy, just visit the blog to see for yourself)

I really should have blogged about all that has been going on. I really should have documented it apart from just Instagram posts and twitter updates that end up getting buried in the constantly moving feed. I even had a podcast I was doing but I lost interest in doing it because of focus on travelling and touring.

I have decided to bring my blogging back here. I will also restart my podcast in due time. It is so important to document your won journey from your own point of view.


Return of the Blogfather

I am back! This will be short and sweet since I am only just getting used to this wordpress page layout. It is a bit confusing. So this is just me putting this here to remind myself to get myself writing!!! That’s it! That is the entry! haha!


“For Such A Time As This” the critically acclaimed album from Karl Nova is available via all streaming and downloading outlets

Download it or stream it at:

iTunes: https://tinyurl.com/FSATATitunes
Google play: https://tinyurl.com/FSATATgoogleplay
Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/FSATATamazon
Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/FSATATspotify
Apple Music: https://tinyurl.com/FSATATapple
TIDAL: https://tinyurl.com/FSATATtidal


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Click play to hear Karl Nova’s podcast episode where he talks a bit more about the making of the album