Announcement of the new Birmingham Poets Laureate
National Poetry Day marks the end of our search for two new Birmingham Poets Laureate. Appointed for two years, from October 2022 to September 2024, our Birmingham Poet Laureate and Birmingham Young Poet Laureate have been selected as part of a city-wide application process. Their names will be announced tonight.
We also say thank you to Casey Bailey, the outgoing Birmingham Poet Laureate, and Fatma Mohiuddin, the outgoing Birmingham Young Poet Laureate. To mark their hand over, Casey and Fatma will both perform a poem and we will hear a poem from each of our new Birmingham Poets Laureate.
All events on National Poetry Day are sponsored by Birmingham City University.