Valerie Bloom


Born
Clarendon Parish, Jamaica

Valerie Bloom MBE (born 1956) is a Jamaican-born poet and a novelist based in the UK.

Born in Clarendon Parish, Jamaica, Bloom moved to England in 1979. She attended the University of Kent at Canterbury and earned an honours degree, and was later awarded an honorary Masters degree. She has been living in Kent ever since.

She was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2008 New Year Honours.

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Average rating: 3.77 · 157 ratings · 28 reviews · 20 distinct works
The Tribe

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Surprising Joy

4.03 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2003 — 3 editions
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Fruits: A Caribbean Countin...

3.48 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1997 — 3 editions
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Ackee, Breadfruit, Callaloo...

4.13 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1999 — 2 editions
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A Twist in the Tale: Surpri...

3.25 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2005
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Let Me Touch The Sky: Selec...

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One River, Many Creeks

3.83 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2003 — 2 editions
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Hot Like Fire

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Whoop An' Shout!: Poems

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