June 20th is World Refugee Day an international observance dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world.
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As Worcestershire Poet Laureate I invite you to write poems about the refugee crisis or indeed experience. Selected poems will be published here https://worcestershirepoetlaureateninalewis.wordpress.com/
Send your submissions to worcspl[at]gmail[dot]com by 9pm (GMT) on Tuesday 20th June.
Include a short bio (50 words), in addition, let us know where you live.
Please send poems in body of email or as attached Word doc.
Max. of 3 poems
Previously published work will be considered, you must retain the rights and include full acknowledgement of the publication.
If you are unlikely to submit work please sign a petition http://www.unhcr.org/refugeeday/us/
To help (if you need it) I have gathered these websites and images on the webpages could be used as initial stimuli.