Coventry Poet Laureate & Youth Poet Laureate

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Closed for 2021. As part of the BBC Contains Strong Language Festival Coventry 2021, Coventry Libraries and Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 are recruiting for these two exciting roles:

  • Coventry Poet Laureate – 18 years and older on 31 August 2021
  • Coventry Young Poet Laureate – 13 years or older and under 18 years old on 31 August 2021.

The Coventry Poet Laureate and Coventry Young Poet Laureate are honorary posts appointed by Coventry Library Service and the Coventry UK City of Culture 2021. The posts will be run until 5 October 2023 at which date two new Poets Laureate will be appointed. Applicants must be able to work in English but having knowledge of other languages is welcomed.

When applying you will be asked to upload short poems, one of which should be about Coventry and a short statement about your interest in the post and what you think you can bring to the role.