Some of you will be aware that I pushed for the implementation of a Poet Laureate position for Stoke on Trent. I met with the Lord Mayor, the City of Culture bid team and my local councillor. The application period was announced last autumn, and I am happy to confirm that there were 16 entrants.
16 residents want to represent the city's poets.
16 residents wrote new material so that they could apply.
I see that as a success.
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