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Write a Poem or Two
Hope Radio are proud to announce the completion of not one but TWO community poems.
We asked you to send in one or more lines that could be woven together to create a tapestry of voices and a work of true diversity and collaboration.
Open Call for Community Poem
What we received back via email text message postcard Facebook messenger was truly inspiring if a little overwhelming.
Such was the volume of words received that 2 poems were created .
Poets from as far a field as Australia and as close to home as Birmingham's own Poet Laureate contributed their words and their voices to the project.
Ian Henery Hopes longest serving poet in residence undertook the enormous task of stitching your words together, then Peni Whelan undertook the task of stitching all the voices together.
Therefore it is with great pleasure that we bring you the fruits of our collaborative labour and a big thank you for taking part
If this has whetted your appetite for more, or you missed out on contributing to the first 2 Community Poems fear not, as for our next trick we would like your help in creating a new Track Group of Poetry to be played during the overnight playlist.
The working title is - A reassuring voice in the dark.
The poetry is to address the needs of insomniacs , which as we know is an issue for many of us over 50 and to support the mental health of our nightime workforce listeners.
If you would like to contribute please send your words and audio recordings to
If you need help to record your words please contact us on 0121 792 1107 and full training will be given.
If you would prefer to have your poem read by another member of Team Hope please this state in your email.
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