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Poems by Megan Bradbury, Young Poet Laureate 2008-2009

Megan Bradbury was the fourth Young Poet Laureate for Birmingham



Megan Bradbury

Megan wrote some specially commissioned poems and performed at events during her year as Young Poet Laureate. If you would like the current Young Poet Laureate to perform at your event, you can apply through the online booking form.

You can find out what sort of events Megan attended in her blog.


Megan's Poems

Megan wrote lots of poems on all sorts of topics and performed them at places as diverse as shopping centres, conferences, commemorative events and schools!

Poems which Megan wrote when she applied to be Young Poet Laureate
Why doesn't it work like it says on TV?
Once upon a desert town...
Outcome Inevitable
Noises in the Night

Steven, We're Listening - A poem for Holocaust Memorial Day performed at a special ceremony.

My Dream Poem - Performed at the Frankfurt Christmas Market

Blue Jeans to a Ball - Performed at a conference for Key Stage 1 teachers

For You, I Would... - Performed at the Pavilions shopping centre on Valentines Day.

The Hero?

If the Whole World Was a Library


Poetry workshops with young people

Megan also helped other young people to create poetry at a number of writing workshops

If the whole world was a library... - created with 8-11 year olds at Boldmere Library

If the whole world was a library... - created at the Young Readers festival alongside Matt Windle


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