Iona Mandal - young poet laureate 2022 to 2024
Iona Mandal, 16, from Birmingham was announced as the 16th Young Poet Laureate on National Poetry Day 2022.
Iona, a pupil at King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls, succeeds Fatma Mohiuddin, and will hold this title for two years.
During her tenure, the Young Poet Laureate will produce new poems and work to promote poetry across the city.
Iona says: “Being chosen as the Birmingham Young Poet Laureate (2022 to 2024) has instilled in me a sense of honour, catalysed my personal odyssey with poetry and renewed my appreciation for the wonders of our city, which is home.”