Young Poet Laureates

13th September 2014 14:00
Kings Place
90 York Way, London N1 9AG
Poet in the City, in partnership with Spoke, presented a unique poetry performance event celebrating the very best young talent in London.

In 2013 Spread the Word devised a development programme to uncover the talent of London's best young poets while searching for the first ever Young Poet Laureate for London. Warsan Shire was finally announced as London's Young Poet Laureate by Carol Ann Duffy at the Houses of Parliament, on National Poetry Day last year.

Selected poets from the team of this year's prospective Young Laureates appeared together in a fantastic celebration of poetry and performance, hosted by Warsan Shire, ahead of the announcement of the new Young Poet Laureate on National Poetry Day in October.
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