National Poetry Day x BHM 2023
On World Poetry Day this year, it is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate black female voices as Black History Month 2023 aims to honour and uplift the achievements and contributions of black women. So, we have been asking the LwLAT community for some recommendations! Lancaster Academy's Head of English kindly shared share some of their favourite poetry with us...
Grace Nichols has won various awards and prizes for her poetry and writing, with the most recent being the 2021 Queens' Gold Medal for Poetry. She is Guyanese and moved to Britain in 1977.
Amanda Gorman is an American poet, perhaps most famously known for her inauguration poem, The Hill We Climb'. She is the first Youth Poet Laureate of the United States. Watch a performance of her poem, 'We Rise', below.
- We Rise: