new year, same old solidarity

Welcome to 2022. We kicked it off (poetically) with Yes We Cant on Sunday, and our little collective will be meeting up next week – over a virtual pint and virtual battered chips, which we know full well won’t be a patch on the real thing – to hatch our plans for the coming year.

We know there will be poetry slams, and Wolves Lit Fest, and Yes We Cant already. We’ve also chosen the local charity whose work we’ll be supporting (see this blog for how we do that). Last year, we focussed on The Well foodbank, who do so much to alleviate the worst of the poverty and hunger in our city. This year, we’ll be raising money for the equally invaluable Wolverhampton City of Sanctuary, who help and support asylum seekers and refugees locally, and challenge the hostility and discrimination they face. You can read about their work here.

Thanks to you, we raised over £300 for The Well in 2021. That’s poetry, and poets, making a difference. Let’s see what we can do in 2022.