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The search for Worcestershire’s Young Poet Laureate 2021 is now on!

Worcestershire’s Young Poet Laureate competition provides a fantastic opportunity for young people across the county to develop and showcase their creative talent. It is open to anyone aged 8-18 years who lives or studies in Worcestershire. Entrants need to submit two poems, one which must be based on this year’s theme ‘adventure’ and another about anything they choose.

Poetry competition results!

For National Poetry Day, Poetry on Loan has commissioned new video poems... and our new recommended booklist will be online soon!

The Poetry on Loan 2020 Poetry Competition closes for entries on 1st September 2020!


Get your entries in for the 2020 Poetry on Loan Poetry Competition - opens 4th May.

A poem for these times, written by Jonny Fluffypunk (Jon Seagrave). Jon made three versions of his video - see them here, here and here..

Could you be Warwickshire's Young Poet Laureate for 2020? Here's how to apply...

The winners of our 2019 poetry competition are...

Get your entries in now!

Training for poets, free of charge

It's Poetry on Loan competition time again! We're looking for poems on the theme Anniversary...

Poetry on Loan will have funding from Arts Council England for 2019-2021.

Poetry on Loan celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2019