Category Archives: Walsall Poet Laureate

Former Walsall Poet Laureate With New Collection

Ian Henery, who was Walsall`s first Poet Laureate (2011 – 2015), has a new collection of poetry called “Poems of Hope” which is published by Kates Hill Press. “These “Poems of Hope” were born out of the COVID-19 pandemic which has swept away the old lifestyles of the entire world”, explained Ian. Included within this […]

Former Walsall Poet Laureate on social distancing

A former Poet Laureate from Walsall has been commissioned to write a series of poems for Walsall for All about social distancing and COVID-19.Ian Henery was appointed Walsall’s first-ever Mayor of Walsall’s Poet Laureate by Councillor Garry Perry on National Poetry Day in 2011 and served under Councillors Dennis Anson and Mohammad Nazir until 2014. […]

Walsall Poet Laurerate fronts new show on Hope Radio FM

A former Poet Laureate from Walsall is fronting a radio show on Hope Radio FM. Ian Henery, who is also a playwright and a solicitor, was Mayor of Walsall`s Poet Laureate between 2011 – 2014 and has published 5 collections of poetry. He has a play in pre-production for China West Midlands 2020 that was […]

Walsall Poets Shine in Hope Radio`s Second Community Poem with Three Poet Laureates

Walsall poets have been collaborating with two community poem projects organised by Hope Radio to bring hope to the region during the coronavirus pandemic. The community poems will be posted online, in a virtual exhibition and on the community radio`s website to demonstrate the power that creativity brings in connecting people during lockdown. In addition, […]

Walsall Poets Shine In Hope Radio’s Community Poem

Walsall’s poets have been collaborating for a community poem project organised by Hope Radio. Hope Radio, which broadcasts on 87.9 FM and online, was born during the coronavirus pandemic with one simple aim – to bring hope to the people of the local community. “We have an OFCOM licence and we are run by volunteers” […]