AMOS Scholar, Giovanni Rose, has beaten over 6,000 young writers to become a top 15 winner of the coveted Poetry Society Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2021.

Giovanni who is part of our 2021 cohort wrote the powerful ‘Welcome to Tottenham’ to give a voice to his experiences growing up in the North London area.

The 17 year old states that his hope is that one day he can play a part in developing his community, getting rid of all of the negative things that he spoke about in his poem and make Tottenham a better place.

Read the full award-winning poem https://poetrysociety.org.uk/poems/welcome-to-tottenham

Watch Giovanni perform the Poem during his BBC London Interview https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-london-59263238

 

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