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West Midlands Smash Boundaries!

West Midlands Smash Boundaries!

West Midlands Smash Boundaries in Shake the Dust Regional Final… To see all images of the West Midlands Shake the Dust Regional Final please click here  Puberty, media brainwash, cultural divisions, gossiping and the actions of Truce were the subjects of West Midland’s teen poetry teams in the Regional Final on Saturday 9th of June. The...
Let the words do the talking

Let the words do the talking

Our introduction to the team saw a small collection of teenagers walk through the youth club doors in little Wythall. I felt lucky because what teenagers these days come in to write poetry during the Easter holidays? To be honest, I was worried. Nervous at the thought of working to paralyse the stigma surrounding the...
Creating Odes in the West Midlands

Creating Odes in the West Midlands

I –Hayley Frances – am a shadow to a former poet laureate of Birmingham; the coach; the Brummie-est man I have ever come across in the best formidable way; Mr Giovanni Esposito or as I and many call him – Spoz. A treasure to Birmingham’s nature, I’m dazzled to be shadowing his experienced stance in the...