Teenage Haverhill poet’s delight as work is published

Castle Manor Academy student Jamie Mattin with 'The Dark'
Castle Manor Academy student Jamie Mattin with 'The Dark'

A student poet has been celebrating following the publication of one of his works.

Castle Manor Academy student Jamie Mattin submitted his poem, titled ‘The Dark’, to Young Writers in Peterborough, which is currently publishing a Young Writers’ Anthology.

The 13 year old saw the competition advertised at school and already had a poem in mind.

The piece was submitted last September, and Jamie received a letter earlier this month to tell him that gave him the good news that his piece would be published.

“It is pretty awesome to be published,” said Jamie, from Duddery Road.

“I really enjoy writing and always have.

“I’m really looking forward to reading the book and seeing my work in print.”

Jamie enjoys school and is particularly keen on English.

“I would like to be a performer in the future and writing is a good tool to help with that.

“I think I’ll send work in to future competitions.”

The Young Writer’s Anthology will be published on March 31 and is available via the website www.youngwriters.co.uk and from some retailers.

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