On Saturday 2nd September the final selection process for our next Young Poet Laureate was held and we are delighted to announce that the new Young Poet Laureate for Staffordshire is Rebecca Lockwood from Cannock Chase High School.
Rebecca impressed the judges with both her poetry and her presentation.
The judges were Bert Flitcroft, current Poet Laureate, Brenda Read-Brown, co-ordinator of Poetry on Loan for libraries in the West Midlands, Jane Seabourne, poet and partner in Offa’s Press and Lucy Cooksedge, a university student shadowing the judging process.
Rebecca will take up her tenure on National Poetry Day, 28 September and we look forward to working with her.
Congratulations to all the talented young poets that took part.