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Richard O'Brien

Congratulations to Richard O’Brien (Shakespeare Institute) who was named as the new Birmingham Poet Laureate at an event held at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in honour of National Poetry Day. 

Richard succeeds poet Matt Windle, and will be Poet Laureate until 2020.  The new Young Poet Laureate is Aliyah Begum.  Both Richard and Aliyah will produce new poems and work to promote poetry across Birmingham, as part of a scheme run by the Library of Birmingham.

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