Dracula poems from city writer

Pete Cox

Pete Cox

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A city poet has been getting his teeth into his new role as poet in residence for the Dracula Society.

Pete Cox, who was the Peterborough Poet Laureate in 2003, took up the position earlier this year.

Mr Cox will be working to produce verse to celebrate Bram Stoker’s famous creation, including on World Dracula Day on Tuesday, May 26. The day celebrates the 118th anniversary of the publication of the novel about the vampire.

Peterborough residents can hear Pete perform at a Steam Punk Weekend at Nene Valley Railway on May 24 and 25.

Pete’s previous posts include being poet-in-residence of the church of St. John the Baptist in the city centre in 2012 and 2013, the work from which is now available as the book My Words were Now Written from the church’s gift shop; and of Broadway Cemetery, Peterborough between 2005 and 2008