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Mayor holds poetry competition to celebrate King's coronation

Poets of all ages are invited to enter a competition to celebrate King Charles III's coronation this spring.

The Mayor of Wolverhampton Councillor Sandra Samuels OBE has teamed up with the city's libraries and Boom Writer to stage the competition.

People have until 5 April to write a poem about the environment, entitled We Have One Chance. To sign up, visit

Mayor Councillor Sandra Samuels OBE said: "We know that King Charles is a passionate advocate for the planet and in Wolverhampton we wish to celebrate his coronation with a poetry competition for all ages."

There are four categories, under sevens, seven to 11 years, 12-15 years and 16 and over.

Finalists will be invited to perform their poems before a panel of judges who will pick the overall winner for each category.

All finalists will also be invited to a celebratory tea with the mayor and receive a copy of the published anthology.


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