George The Poet by Kez Margrie

BBC Children’s Commissioning Editor, Kez Margrie looks back on George The Poet’s last word from the 2016 Children’s Media Conference.

In 2016 a fresh faced 25 year old poet stepped on to the CMC stage, to deliver his Last Word. George the Poet pulled no punches with his challenging poems, performed to a predominantly white audience. His poetry was captivating, the audience hanging onto every word spoken. 5 years on, he is now an award-winning podcaster. Kez Margrie [Commissioning Editor, BBC Childrens and Education] looks back at the messages he conveyed in his inspirational address and reflects on how relevant they are today.