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A Level student becomes Staffordshire’s Young Poet Laureate for 2023/24

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Newcastle College student, Trinity Davis has been announced as the new Young Poet Laureate for Staffordshire.

We are delighted to announce that talented writer Trinity Davis is Staffordshire’s new Young Poet Laureate. The 17-year-old from Talke Pits will now combine her official civil duties alongside studying for her A Levels at Newcastle College.

Trinity, who studies Art and Design, English Literature and Film Studies, was officially appointed to the role at a poetry event organised by Staffordshire County Council’s libraries service where she performed two of her poems ‘Pretty Things’ and ‘Aurora’ in front dignitaries from the County Council and Staffordshire’s past and present Poet Laureate’s from the last ten years.

She said: “It was absolutely lovely to find out I’d been announced as the new Young Poet Laureate. I had applied last year too after being encouraged by my English teacher at school and made it to the shortlist.

“Meeting Mina, last year’s Young Poet Laureate, has been incredible though and we’re good friends now. She handed over the tenure to me at the event on National Poetry Day during a celebration which was also held to commemorate ten years of Staffordshire having a recognised Poet Laureate.”

“I’m incredibly honoured to have been given this opportunity,” continued Trinity, “it’s going to be a very exciting 12 months and I’m very keen to get started.

“As young poet laureate, I really want to help promote poetry in the community and show young people that poetry is a wonderful art form that everyone can enjoy.”

Some of Trinity's main tasks will be to write poems to commemorate specific events within Staffordshire, such as World Book Day, Staffordshire Day, Teen Fiction Awards & Summer Reading Challenge and she will work to foster a love of poetry amongst young people across Staffordshire.