“War and Peace” has been produced to commemorate Coventry’s Peace Festival and celebrates the diversity and unity of different communities within the city.
This booklet contains many of the entries of the Second Annual Listen to the World Poetry Competition 2017. The competition entitled War and Peace was organised by Positive Images to commemorate Coventry’ Peace Festival and attracted over 100 entries.
On November 11th 2017, Positive Images organised an Awards event at the Hope Centre in Hillfields where the winners, runners up and other entrants were able to read their poems. The 2016 Listen to the World Winner and local poet Emilie Lauren Jones, and local poet and artist Leanne Bridgewater, hosted the event which attracted 70 people.
All writers have full ownership of their poetry - please download the booklet to read the poems.
Page 5 - Nasra Huran - African Mother
Page 6 - Tanya Kaur - The Wails of War
Page 7 - Thalia Porretta - War and Peace
Page 8- Alexandra Bonsall - A Refugee
Page 9 - Conan Tan - Little Grey Dot
Page 10 - Kianna Sims - Nature’s war
Page 11 - Vithyan Sivamyooran - War & Peace
Page 12 - Ashish Patel - The Colour of…
Page 13- Daryl Hughes - Death of a Lionheart
Page 14 - Preeti Rath - Search of the beginning
Page 15 - Andrew Goodison - Four Long Years
Page 17 - Megan Evans - War and Peace – What is it actually?
Page 20 - Adesina Aanuolowapo John - Interminable Agony
Page 21 - Ann Evans - WORDS
Page 22 - Christine Foxon - A Human Perspective
Page 24 - Kitty O’Shea - The Meeting Place
Page 26 - Ashaur Rahman - Silent Screams
Page 27 - Christine Stafford - War and Peace (download poem as there is a mistake in the book)
Page 28 - Conor Johnson - Take My Hand
Page 29 - Daniel Flatman - Untitled
Page 30 - David Gilbert - The Face of Peace
Page 31 - Graham Law - Uncle Tommy
Page 33 - James Williams - We’re Getting There, Slowly, But Surely
Page 34 - Keith Murphy - On Ringing the Bells In Coventry
Page 35 - Mary Ogilvie - Yesterday, Today – Tomorrow
Page 37 - Fran Roberts - War and Peace
Page 38 - Stuart Lanigan - Conscript Blues
Page 40 - Lynne Osborne - Over the top
Page 41 - Jordan Oziegbe Eguavoen - Dead
Page 42 - Martin Brown - Grandad
Page 43 - Sebastian Dunn - I ask you private
Page 44 - Maureen Metcalf - We all want the same
Page 45 - Stella Backhouse - 1970’s
Page 46 - Jessica Hammond - Coventry’s Lighting War
Page 47- Kevin Jackson - Back to the War
Page 48 - Margaret Mather - George