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Poems for Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day
New for 2012 Birmingham Poet Laureate, Jan Watts has written a poem for Holocaust Memorial Day. It is called Mirrors.
Our Young Poet Laureate, Damani Dennisur will be reading the poem First They Came at a special ceremony at the Town Hall on Sunday 22 January.


Birmingham is lucky to have both a Poet Laureate and a Young Poet Laureate for the city.Several of our poets laureate have written specially commissioned pieces to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day.


Kindertransport

Poetry from the Young Poets Laureate

My Pains by Jordan Westcarr, Young Poet Laureate 2010-2011

imprisoned (to the six million) by India Miller, Young Poet Laureate 2009-2010

Steven, We're Listening by Megan Bradbury, Young Poet Laureate 2008-2009

The Gravestone by Matt Windle, Young Poet Laureate 2007-2008

No. 193945 "Final Solution of the Jewish Question" by Jennifer Brough, Young Poet Laureate 2006-2007

My Brother by Helen Monks, Young Poet Laureate 2005-2006

Poetry from the adult Birmingham Poets Laureate

Untold Stories by Roy McFarlane, Birmingham Poet Laureate 2010-2011

Under The Same Sky by Charlie Jordan, Birmingham Poet Laureate 2007-2008

Menorah - a poem sequence by Don Barnard, Birmingham Poet Laureate 2004-2005

Holocaust Day 2002 by Roi Kwabena, Birmingham Poet Laureate 2001-2002

Holocaust Memorial Day

Many of these poems have been read at the annual Holocaust Memorial Day event.

More on Holocaust Memorial Day.


Holocaust Memorial Day - A booklist for young people
Holocaust Memorial Day - recommended reading list
Web sites about the Holocaust