Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Hippodrome Young Poets are on hiatus. We hope to get the programme up and running again as soon as it’s safe to do so.
Hippodrome Young Poets is a writing programme to support young poets in developing their writing style and performance techniques.
In collaboration with spoken word trailblazers Apples and Snakes, the programme is led by internationally renowned poet and writer Jacob Sam-La Rose with support from local poet and facilitator Jasmine Gardosi with the aim of nurturing Birmingham’s writing community and connecting young poets to national opportunities and perspectives.
Previous activity includes a showcase in our Patrick Studio to celebrate National Poetry Day as part of Birmingham Literature Festival in Oct 2019 and the publication of an anthology of writings by Verve Poetry Press.