War Poetry For Today - The Shortlist

War Poetry For Today - The Shortlist


The shortlist

Each week, a member of the Regeneration cast will read one of the shortlisted poems from the venue they are performing in that week of the tour.

Each poem has been selected out of hundreds submitted to the War Poetry for Today competition by the Theatre Cloud team and the Regeneration cast. The winning poem will be selected from the shortlist by our panel of judges soon to be announced!

Take a look at the shortlist and watch the list grow as the tour continues.


Regeneration premiered on 2 September 2014 (previews from 29 August) at Royal & Derngate, Northampton, where it continues until 20 September 2014. It then tours to York, Edinburgh, Bradford, Nottingham, Cheltenham, Richmond, Wolverhampton, Darlington and Blackpool where it concludes on 29 November.

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The First Time by Jasmine Heydari - Winning poem
By Theatre Cloud

Poet Jasmine Heydari reads her winning poem 'The First Time' especially for Theatre Cloud. Jasmine is originally from Iran and now currently resides in Sweden where she works as a translator and writer.

For Phil by Rachael Pettus - Runner Up read by Oliver Malam
By Theatre Cloud

Regeneration actor Oliver Malam reads the runner up poem 'For Phil' by Rachael Pettus. Rachael lives in Cyprus and is overjoyed to be runner up. This poem is dedicated to Phil, a veteran of the Vietnam War.

Passed Down by Olivia Childs - Most Popular Award read by Daniel Cech-Lucas
By Theatre Cloud

Regeneration actor Daniel Cech-Lucas reads the poem voted as 'most popular' by our readers - Passed Down by Olivia Childs. Olivia is just 16 years old and is thrilled to be awarded most popular.

Child Soldier by Idongesit Ifet
By Theatre Cloud

Three Brothers by Niki Pearson
By Theatre Cloud

No Known Grave by Peter Edgerton
By Theatre Cloud

Witnessing by Kathleen M. Quinlan
By Theatre Cloud

The First Time by Jasmine Heydari
By Theatre Cloud

For Phil by Rachael Pettus
By Theatre Cloud

Proud Soldier by Asha Leigh
By Theatre Cloud

Maths Homework on the Eve of Strikes Against I.S.
By Theatre Cloud

A Rose for Gaza by Lynn White
By Theatre Cloud

Passed Down by Olivia Childs
By Theatre Cloud