Jane Holland - Warwick Poet Laureate
New Warwick Poet Laureate announced
Warwick Words 2007 have announced that Jane Holland will be the new Warwick Poet Laureate for 2007/2008.
Jane was awarded her new role at the launch of the Warwick Words Festival on 3 October. She will be hold the honorary position of Poet Laureate for a year, during which time she will attend events and write poetry about Warwickshire.
Jane, who hails from Rugby, said: "I'm absolutely delighted to be the new Warwick Poet Laureate. I hope to make this a truly memorable year for poetry in and around Warwick, and am looking forward to working with other local poets and arts officials on some exciting new projects."
We have put a couple of the poems that won Jane her title below for you to enjoy:
Builders - By Jane Holland
Another one goes higher, climbing up that ladder
They lean against the scaffolding
I watch them come first thing, unload their van
Daddy-Long-Legs - By Jane Holland
Mid-September, and crane flies
Soon my house is alive with shadows, black
I fasten windows, lock all the doors,
last updated: 18/04/2008 at 10:52