Birmingham Poets Laureate

Announcement soon!

Library of Birmingham and Writing West Midlands are looking for two wonderful poets to fill these honorary posts from October 2018 to September 2020. The Young Poet Laureate must be under 18 on 1 October 2018, and the Poet Laureate will be over 18 on the same date.

The deadline for applications was 31 July, and we’ll be announcing the new Poets Laureate at the Birmingham Literature Festival in October.

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You can find out about the current Poets Laureate, Nyanda Foday and Matt Windle, here.


Recruitment for the Birmingham Poet Laureate scheme 2018 – 2020 is managed for the Library of Birmingham by Writing West Midlands.

The scheme is supported by Poetry on Loan.