WORD UP! What is a Poet Laureate?
Worcestershire's Young Poet Laureate is a prestigious title that
will last for one year.
The winner of our Word Up competition will:
- Act as a champion for poetry
to encourage and inspire other young people to enjoy poetry in
schools, youth centres and libraries
- Write poems to celebrate
special events or occasions in Worcestershire
- Perform at events in
libraries, schools, festivals, and other community events
- Take part in key events for
The prestigious role will last for one year.
Great Britain's current Poet Laureate?
Great Britain's poet laureate is officially appointed by the
government and is often expected to compose poems for state
occasions and other government events. Carol Ann Duffy is our
current poet laureate, having taken over from Andrew Motion in May
2009. During his ten-year tenure, Motion wrote poems for events
including the Queen's 80th birthday in 2006, the 100th birthday and
death of the Queen Mother, and even a rap for Prince William's
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