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Courage Is Poetry Project - Take a trip around Town

A selection of poems from the Huddersfield Literature Festival 2017 Courage Is Poetry Project competition are placed in key prominent spaces and shops here within the Virtual Huddersfield 'virtual' streets.

To accompany the competition winners, the work of five poets appearing at the Huddersfield Literature Festival in March are also featured below: Lemn Sissay, Rose Condo, Owen Lowery, Lisa M Luxx and Michael Stewart.



Poetry is Courage, Huddersfield Literature Festival
CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO EXPLORE THE POEMS:


WINNER - OVER 16

Migration - By Theresa Sowerby
"A stand of rowan in a Yorkshire town
braves traffic fumes and flaunts" - read more

RUNNER UP

Everyday Courage - By Simon Williams
"Each morning before leaving the house
She would struggle into an ugly overcoat"
- read more


Read all Over 16 Finalist Poems HERE



WINNER - UNDER 16

I Am Her - By Hanna Hudson
"I am her
Her courage is motivating" - read more

RUNNER UP

Problems with the Hamster - By Hayley line
"I was playing
But he was hurting" - read more

Read all Under 16 Finalist Poems HERE


Clean - by Michael Stewart
She scrubs the taps with Ajax, she bleaches the bath with Domestos - read more


Conversation with parents on revolution - By Lisa M Luxx
"Mum said,“But we’ve been resisting for a long time
Not enough has changed.”
-
read more


Let There Be Peace - by Lemn Sissay
"Let there be peace
So frowns fly away like albatross
And skeletons foxtrot from cupboards." - read more


You Are Here - by Rose Condo
"I carry around
A red dot in my bag
So that no matter where I am" - read more


Your Dad's Tattoo - by Owen Lowery
"Where and when the chief appeared!
on his right arm, I’m unsure. It’s there" - read more


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