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Charlie Jordan - Poet Laureate 2007-08

Charlie Jordan at Starbucks

National Poetry Day 2007

The Birmingham Poet Laureate for 2007/8 was Charlie Jordan

Charlie was born and raised in Birmingham and is proud to be part of Birmingham's growing and thriving literary scene. She is a radio presenter currently presenting the late night show on Heart FM. She is passionate about poetry and has worked with and learned from past Birmingham Laureates. Charlie loves the fact that Birmingham has such a thriving poetry scene and wants to continue to spread that energy throughout the city.

Read Charlie's poem on the 2007 National Poetry Day theme of 'Dreams' - Sea Dream

Want to read more of Charlie's Poems?
Here are some more poems by Charlie on subjects including Yoga, Birmingham and Food.
Charlie has written a poem for Remembrance Day called Remembering and a Christmas poem Christmas without someone.

Gospel Oak's Community at the Centre written for the launch of the Gospel Oak Community Centre and St Michael's Neighbourhood Library.

Poem for Holocaust Memorial Day 2008

Young Poet Laureate

The Young Poet Laureate for 2007/8 was also announced on National Poetry Day.

He was Matt Windle, aged 17, who lives in Northfield and is currently studying at college.



Spoz and Charlie Jordan

'Spoz' handing over the Birmingham Poet Laureateship to Charlie Jordan.


Spoz: Poet Laureate 2006-07
About the Birmingham Poet Laureate
Birmingham Young Poet Laureate

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