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Julie Boden - Birmingham's Poet Laureate 2002/03

Julie Boden

Julie Boden was Birmingham's seventh Poet Laureate. The role of the Poet Laureate was established by Birmingham Libraries in 1996 to raise awareness of poetry in the city.

Julie, whose book, Cut on the Bias, was launched in 2001, is well-known in the Midlands for her poetry and creative writing workshops in schools, universities, arts centres, museums and libraries. As a performer, she mixes poetry with music to view Birmingham and its people in a highly original way.

Among her projects for 2003 Julie worked with children in Yew Tree, Clifton and Birchfield to perform poems to celebrate World Book Day at the Midlands Art Centre. Her collection Through the Eye of the Crow asks 'Do we weave our dreams, or do dreams weave us?'

Julie performed at two events during Birmingham Poetry Goes Public festival in 2002, when she joined Roz Goddard and Brian Lewis as they mixed poetry and jazz to launch their poetry collections and took part in a gala performance by Birmingham Poet Laureates.

Now you can visit Julie's own web site at www.julieboden.co.uk for more background information, examples of her work, Oasis Cafe news, information on her residency at Symphony Hall and Poetry Central work.

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