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Dudley has its own home-made, home-grown postcards

Three Young Poet Laureates from the West Midlands perform at Wenlock Poetry Festival

Great opportunity for young poets at the mac in Birmingham

Wenlock Poetry festival wants your entries for its poetry competition for children and young people


Call out for young poets and spoken word artists at mac  Birmingham

Poetry and dance made great partners in Solihull

Love on demand in City Central Library, Hanley

Love poems on demand in Shrewsbury Library

All of the library authorities in the West Midlands region have Poetry on Loan events

Mia Cunningham, Shropshire's Young Poet Laureate, is busy spreading the word about poetry

Paul Henry at the Big Apple

Paul Henry, Poet in Residence for Herefordshire, spent a day at the Big Apple, a celebration of Herefordshire's orchards.

Mia Cunningham, who is 14 and lives in Much Wenlock.

Earlier this year, twenty local poets were commissioned to write poems on the theme Home-made. home-grown -  to link in with Poetry on Loan’s current focus on local issues. 

For the first time, Herefordshire has a Poet in Residence - Paul Henry. The residency has come about through a partnership between Poetry on Loan, Herefordshire Libraries and Ledbury Poetry Festival. 

An event on 9th October, as part of the Birmingham Literature Festival, saw the launch of Poetry on Loan’s poetry postcards for 2013, on the theme Home-made, home-grown.