Today I spent some time writing copy and the wonderful Jess Charles has already published the article for Worcester News.
THE Search for the Worcestershire Poet Laureate 2018 is on.
Nina Lewis, last year’s winner says being Laureate has been ‘an honour’.
“Being Poet Laureate has meant that I am in a position to be an ambassador for poetry, I have taken great pleasure in the writing commissions that have come my way.”
Nina has had a busy year with many highlights from performing at Lakefest to publishing Contour, a quarterly poetry magazine, to organising a special event for the upcoming World Poetry Day.
” I feel that if you are lucky enough to be the Laureate you should invest time and energy into the role. I am delighted to have discovered poets not known on the Worcester scene (one of my personal objectives).”
Nina was also responsible for curating the Transatlantic Poetry Project – A Tale of Two Cities, a call and response project with poets in Worcester MA, USA and our City. “There are 47 poets involved and it has been a huge project.”
Read the full article here.