Barry Turrell is a pupil at Handford Hall County Primary in Ipswich, Suffolk. He was nine years old when he wrote the poem. His teacher is John Lynch. The poem won a major award in the 1993 W H Smith Young Writers Competition and is published in the anthology, My Hand is Elastic, (Pan Macmillan, pounds 4.99). Lauren Coffey's poem 'Barry' was published yesterday.
For copyright reasons we are not able to provide the full text of the poem on this database. Following are the details of the publication in which it appears.