It’s rhyming time for crowning of city’s new Poet Laureate

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Poetry fans can see the crowning of the new Peterborough Poet Laureate at a ceremony in the city.

The 2016 final will be held at Chauffeurs Cottage on St Peter’s Road, Peterborough on Wednesday, November 25 at 7pm.

The 15th Peterborough Poet Laureate will be named at the ceremony. The winner will get a trophy, and also the chance to perform at a number of events across the city throughout 2016.

Former laureate Keely Mills said the role could help the winning poet make a name for themselves.

She said: “Having this title can change a poet’s career and the laureate is an advocate for poetry and literacy at many different events in the city.

“The laureate has been a very important role for the arts and the community in Peterborough over the last 20 years and many of our previous laureates have gone onto great things ,such as Mark Grist who has become a You Tube sensation.”

There are eight shortlisted finalists, who will perform on the night.

There will also be a performance from current laureate Pete Irving, as well as members of the Poets United group.

The event is free, and refreshments will be available.