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Staffordshire Poet Laureate

New Poet Laureate Emily Galvin Young PL Rebecca LockwoodStaffordshire Poet Laureate

Emily Rose Galvin (pictured left) is appointed as Staffordshire Poet Laureate for 2017-19. Emily is based in Lichfield, Staffordshire.

Over a two-year tenure, Emily will develop her role and bring new ideas for raising the profile of poetry within Staffordshire through poetry performance
and commissions.

"As someone who has found healing and increasing personal confidence through both the enjoyment and writing of poetry, my main aim as Staffordshire Poet Laureate will be to extend that enjoyment to younger generations, who may not have been exposed to the wide variety of emotion and individuality modern poetry has to offer". - Emily

Follow Emily's bog at www.emilyrosepoetry.wordpress.com

Staffordshire Young Poet Laureate

Rebecca Lockwood, (pictured right) aged 17 from Cannock has been chosen as the new 2017-18 Young Poet Laureate for Staffordshire. Rebecca is now the fifth person to hold the prestigious role and explains what it means to her and what she hopes to achieve in her role in this youtube video  

You can find out more about Rebecca on her blog; www.rebeccalockwoodblog.wordpress.com

We are now recruiting for Staffordshire Young Poet Laureate 2018/19!

If you are passionate about poetry, aged between 14 - 18 years old and live, attend school or college in Staffordshire, then we would love to hear from you.

Please download the application form and guidelines below;

PDF DocumentYoung Poet Laureate Guidelines 

Word DocumentYoung Poet Laureate Application form

Deadline for application is 5pm, 16 July 2018, Good luck!

Find out more about Staffordshire Poets Laureate on our website:
staffordshirepoetlaureate.wordpress.com

Poet Laureate Commissions

14 - Life on the Home Front

Staffordshire Poetry Collection

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