The Poetry Library (Southbank Centre) Press Release

As released by the Poetry Library (25 Jan 2016):

Camden LGBT Poet Laureate appointed | 25-Jan-16


This post was devised by Camden LGBT Forum to promote LGBT poetry in London and the UK. The recipient of the title is Trudy Howson. The LGBT Poet Laureate will be formerly announced during LGBT History Month, February 2016.
Camden LGBT Forum is a charity that supports local LGBT residents and the term of the laureateship is three years. During this period Trudy will:
  • Write poems for nationally and internationally recognised LGBT days and events
  • Write, perform and promote poetry that reflects and celebrates the very diverse experience of LGBT people within society
  • Raise the profile and accessibility of LGBT poetry
The LGBT Poet Laureate’s poetry will:
  • Portray the lives and experiences of the LGBT community
  • Celebrate LGBT style and culture
  • Support LGBT people who feel isolated and marginalized within society
  • Encourage within the LGBT community a sense of self respect and pride
  • Raise a greater public awareness of the LGBT community
  • Encourage LGBT people of all ages, nationalities and types, to read, write, watch and listen to poetry
Learn more about Camden LGBT Forum:

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