Birmingham Poets Laureate 2018-2020

Birmingham Poet Laureate and Young Poet Laureate 2018-2020 announced

Richard O’Brien and Aliyah Begum were announced as the new Poets Laureate for Birmingham at the Birmingham Literature Festival in October.

(c) Lee Allen

For the full news story, please visit the Birmingham City Council website.




You can find out about the 2016-2018 Poets Laureate, Nyanda Foday and Matt Windle, here.


Recruitment for the Birmingham Poet Laureate scheme 2018 – 2020 is managed for the Library of Birmingham by Writing West Midlands.

The scheme is supported by Poetry on Loan.