New Stamford Poet Laureate needed

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The search is on for a new Stamford Poet Laureate.

Stamford acquired its poet during Verse - the town’s first ever poetry festival - last year.

Darren Rawnsley won the competition and has been hosting monthly Pint of Poetry nights at Stamford Arts Centre as well as holding regular poetry clinics. He has also penned poems for special occasions, such as The Runner, written in celebration of the Olympic Games.

Anyone wishing to take on the unpaid but prestigious role can download an application form from the arts centre website. Closing date for entries is March 31.