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Birmingham's past Poets Laureate

Meet some of the people who have previously held the position of Birmingham Poet Laureate and Birmingham Young Poet Laureate.

Stephen Morrison-Burke

Birmingham Poet Laureate 2012/13

Stephen Morrison-Burke had a great year as Birmingham Poet Laureate for 2012/13.    
Joanna Skelt

Joanna Skelt, Birmingham Poet Laureate 2013-14

Joanna Skelt was Birmingham's 18th Poet Laureate.
Birmingham Poet Laureate 2014/15 and Young Poet Laureate Birmingham

Birmingham Poet Laureate 2014/15 - the shortlist

Find out more about the Birmingham Poet Laureate 2014/15 shortlisted candidates.
Young Poet Laureate performance 2014 introduced by Matt Windle

Young Poet Laureate Auditions 2014

Videos of the shortlisted candidates for the role of Young Poet Laureate 2014 performing their two poems.
Serena - Young Poet Laureate Birmingham 2014-2015

Young Poet Laureate Birmingham 2015-16 - Serena Arthur

Serena Arthur is the Young Poet Laureate for Birmingham, 2014-15 and 2015-16.
Adrian Blackledge

Adrian Blackledge, Birmingham Poet Laureate

We are delighted to welcome Adrian Blackledge as Birmingham Poet Laureate for 2014-2015 and 2015-2016
Young Poet Laureate profile

About Claire

Claire Guest was the Young Poet Laureate for Birmingham 2012-2013.
Lauren Williams in the Library of Birmingham foyer

Lauren Williams - Young Poet Laureate 2013-2014

Lauren Williams was the Young Poet Laureate for Birmingham 2013-2014.

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