Young Poets

Subject to Change

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What do we know today, and what are the unknowns of tomorrow? Subject to Change invites twelve young poets to speak to our changing world, one for every month of 2018.

The poets are:

Katie Hale
Jeremiah 'Sugar J' Brown
Laurie Ogden
Kareem Parkins-Brown
Zahrah Sheikh
Anita Barton-Williams
Annie Hayter
Corey Peterson
Eleanor Penny
Leke Oso Alabi
Gabriel Jones
Bella Cox 

Subject to Change aims to reflect the shifting landscapes of the present through the timeless art of poetry.

Barbican Young Poets is one of the most successful programmes run by Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning. You can download the most recent anthology, An Orchestra of Feather and Bone here

Part of our 2018 Season, The Art of Change, which explores how artists respond to, reflect and can potentially effect change in the social and political landscape. Find out more here.

Katie Hale

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Subject to Change: 'Honey' by Katie Hale

Our January poem comes from Katie Hale, as she performs her poem, 'Honey' - because what better way to interrogate a word than with a poem? Read our interview with Katie for more about her poem and how poetry can be a powerful vehicle for change.

Jeremiah 'Sugar J.' Brown

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