Category Archives: Poet In Residence

Peace In Wolverhampton As Count Down To Christmas Begins

The Poet in Residence of Wolverhampton`s radio station, WCR FM, is on a mission to spread the message of peace this Christmas. “Each Sunday a candle is lit for Advent”, explained Poet in Residence Ian Henery “leading up to the celebration of Christmas.  These 4 candles represent the themes of hope, peace, joy and love […]

Rainbow Over Wolverhampton As Count Down To Christmas Begins

“I want to talk about the themes of hope, peace, joy and love as we head towards the end of the year” said Ian Henery, Poet in Residence of 101.8 WCR FM in Wolverhampton “and paint a rainbow over Wolverhampton”. There are 4 candles of Advent and one is lit each Sunday leading up to […]

Poet in Residence On Global Climate Change For World Buy Nothing Day

The Poet in Residence at 101.8 WCR FM in Wolverhampton has written a new poem to mark World Buy Nothing Day on 25th November. “This is an international day of protest” explained Ian Henery, Poet in Residence “and a 24 hour detox against consumerism that coincides with Black Friday.  It`s an opportunity for people to […]

Poet in Residence Starts Preparing For Wolverhampton Literature Festival

(Pictured left to right in the Mander Centre Community Hub – Josh Griffiths, Ian Henery, Poet in Residence, Chris Allen, Chair WCR FM, Greg Stokes, The Kates Hill Press, Claire Tedstone, Saturday Books & Gallery, Laura Taylor, Marketing Manager, Mander Centre, Penelope Thomas, Wolverhampton Literature Festival, Alphina Ndlovu, Communities Against Racism Enterprise and Finance Director […]

Remembrance Day Poem By Wolverhampton Poet In Residence

The newly appointed Poet in Residence at WCR FM has written a special poem for Remembrance Day which will be broadcast by Wolverhampton`s radio station on 101.8  FM, online, Spotify and Listen Again.  The poem is also available to view on the radio station`s Facebook, Instagram and website (www.wcrfm.com). Ian Henery, who was appointed on National Poetry […]

Walsall Writer Commissioned For World Children`s Day

World Children`s Day is celebrated annually on 20th November each year with the goal of enhancing children`s well-being and advocating for their rights.  It also helps people around the world to work together and raise children`s awareness to improve their welfare.   Even though the celebration of Children`s Day takes place on a variety of […]

WCR FM: The home of Great Music and Pure Poetry!

Listeners to 101.8 WCR FM already know they’re guaranteed the best mix of music and local life whenever they tune in or log on. But now Wolverhampton’s only station has added poetry to its repertoire after acclaimed local poet Ian Henery joined the Board as “Poet in Residence.” Ian’s latest collection, “Poems of Hope” by […]

Haikus of Hope – New Collaboration with Hope Radio and Red Bucket Projects

A wonderful collaborate project with Red Bucket Projects and Brum Community Media to create a body of work for broadcast on Hope Radio and exhibit in the Hope Radio Virtual exhibition to bring hope during COVID-19 lockdown. Red Bucket projects is working with Hope Radio on a new project called Haikus of Hope. Hope Radio […]

Hope Radio Community Garden

Ian has been appointed Poet In Residence at Hope Radio which broadcasts on 87.9 FM and online at https://e-voice.org.uk/hoperadio/. He has also been commissioned to write two poems for the community garden which will be unveiled in Birmingham. The poems he has written are Sowing The Seeds of Hope, which is a rondeau and The […]