Young poets are in the spotlight - The Worcester Observer

Young poets are in the spotlight

Rob George 4th Aug, 2020   0

A NEW collection of poems has been published, throwing a spotlight on the talented work of young poets in Worcestershire.

The book, ‘A Collection of Poems by Worcestershire’s Young Poets 2020’ includes poems by Ellie Dart, Worcestershire’s Young Poet Laureate 2020, the county’s poetry competition winners Joshua Dyer and Amber McAndrew as well as poems by several of the competition finalists.

Printed copies of the collection, which will be on loan through Worcestershire libraries, and an online version are thanks to the generous support of the Arts Society Worcester.

Ellie Dart, Worcestershire’s Young Poet Laureate said: “It’s really exciting to see two of my poems in print; especially as they will be available to loan from Worcestershire Libraries. The anthology contains poems from so many amazing young writers, so I’m really grateful to be part of the collection.”




An Arts Society Worcester spokesperson said: “Supporting and fostering a love of the creative arts is at the heart of the work of The Arts Society.

“Our local branch, The Arts Society Worcester, has been delighted to be able to help publicise the work of these amazing young poets and support this fantastic publication which Severn Arts has facilitated during these extremely challenging times.”


Worcestershire’s Young Poet Laureate annual competition is run jointly by Worcestershire County Council’s Libraries Service and Severn Arts.

Visit www.severnarts.org.uk/worcestershires-young-poet-laureate for more.

Printed copies will be available to loan through Worcestershire’s libraries from August 2020.

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