rating button
Previous poet laureates | Birmingham poet laureate | Birmingham City Council

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Check out the latest advice, service disruptions, information and support about Coronavirus (COVID-19) Latest updates

Previous poet laureates

Our previous poet laureates

Richard O'Brien, 2018 to 2022
Matt Windle, 2016 to 2018
Adrian Blackledge, 2014 to 2016
Joanna Skelt, 2013 to 2014
Stephen Morrison-Burke, 2012 to 2013
Jan Watts, 2011 to 2012
Roy McFarlane. 2010 to 2011
Adrian Johnson, 2009 to 2010
Chris Morgan, 2008 to 2009
Giovanni "Spoz" Esposito, 2006 to 2007
Richard Grant known as Dreadlockalien, 2005 to 2006
Don Barnard, 2004 to 2005
Roz Goddard, 2003 to 2004
Julie Boden, 2002 to 2003
Roi Kwabena, 2001 to 2002
Roshan Doug, 2000 to 2001
Simon Pitt, 1999 to 2000
Sibyl Ruth, 1998 to 1999
David Hart, 1997 to 1998
Brian Lewis, 1996 to 1997

Our young poet laureates

Aliyah Begum, 2018 to 2020
Nyanda Foday, 2016 to 2018
Serena Arthur, 2014 to 2016
Lauren Williams, 2013 to 2014
Claire Guest, 2012 to 2013
Damani Dennisur, 2011 to 2012
Jordan Westcarr, 2010 to 2011
India Miller, 2009 to 2010
Megan Bradbury, 2008 to 2009
Matt Windle, 2007 to 2008
Jennifer Brough, 2006 to 2007
Helen Monks, 2005 to 2006