Mary Emeji - Poet Laureate

Luton Poet Laureate, Founder of Luton Poetry Society, Author of Six poetry books

Here is what those who have read my books and/or attended my poetry events have got to say....

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Mary Emeji

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your books r fantastic and would want to recommend to anybody that likes reading, may the good Lord continue to bless u as u keep writing more books for us to read.
Mary I think your poems are very touching, and the way you read them inspires me a lot. I like 'The voice' and 'The fundamentality' most. God bless your efforts. I'm coming 4 March reading too.

Comment on The Love Of God:

"Congratulations to Mary Emeji for the poetry in her book, 'The Love of
God'.  Her words are full of vibrant faith. I hope that Mary's poems
will raise readers' hearts in prayer and praise to the God who is love."

Right Reverend Peter Doyle
Bishop of Northampton

19th January 2011

Comment on the Bond Of Love:

"This book of poetry exemplifies the nature and spirit of the author, Mary Emeji. I had the privilege of teaching her in the course of her studies at the University of Bedfordshire. I remember her as an exemplary student whose interests and talents stretched well beyond the law which she was studying. She always said she had an interest in literature. Her creative nature was expressed by the red colour of the dye she used on her hair at one point. The poetry is beautiful and expressive of emotions experienced by us all. I look forward to seeing this book in print."


Sylvia Elwes

Senior lecturer

University of Bedfordshire

Comment on The Love Of God:

"I am delighted to be able to write in support of Mary Emeji who often attends St. Mary’s Parish Church, within the multi-cultural town of Luton. The poems contained in this book are written from the heart and express the heartbeat of God himself.  They show the stillness of God and the depth of His love, both of which are needed in this frantically busy and reckless world in which we live.  They convey the timeless message of God’s love and glory, grace and peace, forgiveness and reverence. May you the reader, be transported into His presence allowing the words of the verses to take root in your life."


Canon Nick Bell 

St. Mary’s Parish Church

Luton, Bedfordshire

Comment on Royal Luminosity

"Mary Emeji and Alan Rainer are writers putting their skill with words to a good purpose. Their experiential poems seem creative of happiness and optimism. This book shows how gratefulness to God can unfold a fuller flow of love among us. In its honouring the Royal Wedding this year, we are reminded how expansive traditional patterns of life can be.

Rev Hugh Hellicar



“Mary has been inspired by the great master poet, playwright and dramatist, William Shakespeare, to write a thematic collection of poems which are varied, meaningful and with great promise.  It should result in a profitable, timeless relationship for them both.”

---Alan Rainer, Poet, Writer, Editor

(November 2012)


“The voice of Mary Emeji is one of the authentic poet. This authenticity of who and what we are and the beautiful spaces in between of just simply being, envelops the reader like a gentle stream and also like a cascading waterfall. Mary’s new collection of poems Fundamentality explores our essential self; it unveils the essential us, the other us, not defined by objects of desire and the perpetual power of attainment, but realised by being our true self. Continually discovering and rediscovering a new way of looking at the ordinary, the profound and the beautiful, Mary’s readings are delightful and full of promise.  Enigmatic and enchanting, Mary performance poetry always imparts something of Mary’s beautiful and spiritual self.  Poems such as Awakening, Juramento – the Promise, Who and What, All You Have and Finding You speak for themselves. My favourite is All You Have and I liken it to dusk to dawn, where the realisation of daylight is such a gradual process.

---Hilda Morley, Poet

(July 2013)


This book is simply astonishing! With beautifully arranged words, Mary made sure they convey messages to any one who reads the poems. I'm excited and marvel at the richness and originality of the poems: this portrays a ready positively occupied mind that is happy to contribute to her world! I have become attached to some poems already which I'm making songs out of. Well done Mary and continue with the excellent work."

---Omar Jean, Singer, Song-writer

(August 2013)

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