As Birmingham’s 21st Poet Laureate, my brief is to act as a poetry ambassador and help raise the profile of poetry across Birmingham. That might include writing poetry for special occasions, giving public readings, producing commissions for public display, leading poetry workshops, or inspiring others to try their own hand at reading and writing poetry.

If you would like to contact me about a booking or a commission, fill in the form below or write to me directly on birminghampoetlaureate AT gmail DOT com.

The laureate role is supported administratively by the Library of Birmingham, but is otherwise an honorary position. Depending on the nature of your request, I will get back to you to discuss fees appropriate to the work undertaken.