Since the Arvon Foundation residency, the Young Poets have been working in collaboration with a member of staff at their school to create a programme of activity for their fellow students. Their aim is to showcase their work and celebrate the work of others whilst encouraging other young people to engage with poetry.
So far the young people have had some excellent ideas including running workshops for other years, hosting assemblies to promote their responsibility as Laureate, taking over areas of the school with poetry displays and recitals, working with librarians to create and promote poetry sections of the libraries, using the Patchway and Keynsham library as a performance space for slam competitions.
The Young Laureates have also been commissioned to write poems with the one to one mentoring of Joelle Taylor. Black History month has acted as their first inspiration and we look forward to reading their submissions very soon.
To catch up with updates from each of the Young Poets and watch them recite their poems of the week, check out our blog.
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Latest News from Human Writes
Joelle Taylor and Young Poet Laureates host a Human Writes Slam at Patchway Library
Watch Bronya Marsh our Young Poet Laureate from Writhlington School read Hannah Hodgson's poem 'Equals'.
This week Megan, our Human Writes Young Poet Laureate, has picked Imtiaz Dhaker's 'Living Space' as her poem of the week.
Here is our latest poetry pick from our Young Poet Laureate, Sophie Wembridge. She has chosen David Whyte's 'Everything is Waiting for You'.
Watch our Young Poet Laureates perform their evocative selections.
Human Writes Young Poet Laureate, Chelsea Stockham, is one of the winners of the national SLAMbassadors competition.
As part of their role as Human Writes Laureates, the young poets are tasked with writing poems commissioned by the libraries they are connected with.
Watch Young Poet Laureate, Bronya Marsh, recite Joelle Taylor's 'Unbroken'. She has selected it as her Poem of the Week.
Each week one of our 'Human Writes' Young Poet Laureates is choosing a poem to recite. Watch Katie Welch's here.
With summer firmly over, and the role of Young Poet Laureate gathering momentum, here's what Chelsea Stockham had to say about life and poetry since the Arvon Foundation residential.
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word in the west
View performances from the predecessor of Human Writes- Word In The West, and download the previous anthology of poems.