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Caleb Femi named as first young people's Laureate for London | 03-Oct-16

Poet and English teacher Caleb Femi has been named as the first young people's Laureate for London. Femi, who is 26 and from Peckham, said:

"I hope to re-engage young people, who have long been disenfranchised, through poetry...I don't see it as far-fetched to normalise poetry among all demographics of young people in London. Poetry is the one of the purest forms of conversation. At its best, it allows us to communicate from an honest and safe place. And young people deserve to be included in such spaces."

Read more about this on The Guardian

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