January 31, 2020

Announcing the 2020 GBC Poet Laureate Circle

Last year the GBC initiated a search for a Poet Laureate for 2020. Thanks to everyone who submitted a poem. In November, we narrowed down the submissions to three finalists who we interviewed. After interviewing the finalists, we realized all three poets were so wonderfully talented; we couldn’t choose just one. So we decided to create a Poet Laureate Circle. All three members will share the title Poet Laureate and the writing.

The members of our 2020 Poet Laureate Circle are:

Jasmine Cochran from China - Read Jasmine's Bio

Elaine Thomas from Germany - Read Elaine's Bio

Nadine Pinede from Belgium - Read Nadine's Bio

Congratulations to all of you!

You can read/hear the first poem, Time and Time Again, by Elaine Thomas here.

Please share this inspirational poem on your social networks. There will be more beautiful and inspiring poetry to come this year.

You can register to vote and request a ballot for the 2020 elections at https://www.votefromabroad.org/. The sooner you do it, the better.