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Young Poet Laureate

Each year young people aged 11-17 are invited to apply to be our next Young Poet Laureate for the city.
Our Young Poet Laureates play a fantastic role in promoting poetry to other young people. In past years, they have met the Lord Mayor, performed on stage at the Frankfurt Christmas Market, worked with schools and youth groups, appeared on radio and television, visited a top football team and taken the stage at Gigglefest.

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.
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 Arthur

Young Poet Laureate Booking Form

Download the booking form to request a visit from the Young Poet Laureate or commission a poem.
Young Poets Laureate Birmingham 2005 to 2013

About the Young Poet Laureate Birmingham

Birmingham is lucky to have both a Poet Laureate and a Young Poet Laureate. We have had a Young Poet Laureate for the city since 2005.
John Feeney Charitable Trust

The Feeney Trusts supports Birmingham Young Poet Laureate

The Library of Birmingham is delighted to have the support of the Feeney Trust for the development of our work with young poets.