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King's poets published in Stratford Literary Festival's Young Poets 2019

Stratford Literary Festival’s Young Poets Competition received a huge number of entries this year. Izzie (Year 9) and Erin (Lower Sixth) entered poems, which were selected, with the best entries, to be published in a book, Young Poets 2019, on sale at the Festival, and Waterstones.  Both girls braved difficult themes with their poems. Erin, who admires Emily Dickinson ‘and all things Gothic’, wrote her haunting poem after thinking about the limitations inscriptions on tombstones may have, in recording peoples’ lives.  Izzie’s lyrical butterfly poem was inspired by accounts of Holocaust survival.