This poem was commissioned by A New Direction as a response to the challenges young Londoners face in engaging and contributing to the creative and cultural life of their city.

The Young Poet Laureate for London is managed by Spread the Word, London’s Writer Development Agency, as part of the London Laureates programme, with generous support from Foundation for FutureLondon.

Animated by Design by Day.
Produced by Steve Woodward (A New Direction).
Photography: Roger Brown and Simon Way (A New Direction), Sarah Ainslie (Barbican), Paul Glover (Creative Futures).
With thanks to Barka for use of 'Trinity Street 2015 - mixed media on glass window', Twesh and Global Street Art.