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Birmingham City Council

Roz Goddard - Birmingham's Poet Laureate 2003 - 4

Listen to Roz talking about her work on Ten Years in Ten Days in Ten Minutes

Read My Saturday Place,A Falling and Roz's Christmas poem Looking for Holly plus A Night at The Royal for Shakespeare's birthday and a poem to celebrate Adult Learners' Week -Learning and me


Roz Goddard


Roz is an experienced workshop leader and teaches creative writing at Birmingham University. She currently works with West Midlands Libraries as Poet-in-Residence for the Poetry on Loan project, helping people to develop their confidence as readers as well as writers of poetry.

Her collection, Girls in the Dark, was published by Dagger in 2002. Roz says, love to give Birmingham a national poetry profile with poems that are confident and bold. Let us be recognised for the talent we have in this, exciting vibrant place.


Cllr. Ian Ward, Roz Goddard and John Dolan


The announcement was made by Cllr. Ian Ward, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Sport and Culture, seen here with Roz and John Dolan, Assistant Director, Libraries and Information Services.

It was the climax of an enjoyable reunion of former Poet Laureates held in the Level 3 Foyer at Symphony Hall on National Poetry Day, October 9th 2003.


Poets Laureate group

The group of Birmingham Poet Laureates pictured here are

Sybil Ruth, Roi Kwabena, Roz Goddard, Julie Boden and Simon Pitt.

About Birmingham Poets Laureate
My Saturday Place by Roz Goddard
A Falling
Looking for Holly
Shakespeare's Birthday - 23rd April 2004