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A poem in an instant...

Our first year Dale Parnell

Did you know
That it has been
exactly one year
Since we first spoke?

It had rained,
just enough to stir
The scent of fresh cut grass
into the air

Our first year is one of the poems shortlisted in the 2019 Poetry on Loan poetry competition.

A poem in an instant
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Poetry on Loan promotes contemporary poetry through public libraries in the West Midlands
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What we do...

We supply poets for events, support Poet Laureate and Young Poet Laureate schemes, provide promotional material, run training sessions
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Who we are

Our meetings include representatives from each library authority in the West Midlands region - everyone is involved, from the huge Birmingham Libraries to tiny Telford and Wrekin.
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