Under the direction of Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, we delighted to work with the Manchester Children’s Book Festival on a brand new project, ‘Poetry Together’. This cross-generational competition encouraged children and young people to team up with a parent, grandparent or friend to create new poetry together.
The project sought to bring people together by sharing ideas and helping to raise awareness of our campaign to tackle loneliness in partnership with the British Red Cross. Loneliness impacts people across all generations.
The shortlisted entrants were:
- Ute Carson and Kaius Carson-Powers from Austen, Texas (My Omi)
- Pat Edwards and Martha Edwards from Welshpool, Powys (Two Sonnets)
- Adrian Hall and Jos Hall from Lancaster (In the Jeep Jeep Dungle)
- Carole Ann Smith and Joshua Huw Smith from Loughor, Swansea (Ellis Evans of Trawsfynydd)
- Sian Williams and Samina from Levenshulme, Manchester (We Lived in the Wind)
The overall winner, each presented with a Poetry Together trophy and £500 in vouchers to share, was Carole Ann Smith and Joshua Huw Smith.
Poetry can be a fantastic way to communicate across generations.
The competition is now closed, to view the shortlisted Poetry's download here.
For more information Click Here. Use #poetrytogether to get involved in the conversation on Twitter.
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